Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezman had made headlines a couple of days ago after he said he’s on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. However, his France and Atletico team-mate, Lucas Hernandez has supported the forward, and he believes the same.
Lucas Hernandez has supported his team-mate Antoine Griezmann.
It all began when Antoine Griezmann did not get nominated for FIFA’s The Best top-three despite winning the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Frenchman is disappointed since then and also said he believes he shares the same table with Ronaldo and Messi. Many have criticised Griezmann after the statement including the Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos.
However, Lucas feels there was nothing wrong with the statement and claimed 90% of the world believes Griezmann is on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi.
“I think that 90% of the world believes that Griezmann is at the same level as Messi and Ronaldo. Maybe Sergio Ramos doesn’t like it, that Antoine has spoken his mind. We know that he defends his interests. He’s in a rival team, the team of the capital. We know that there’s a great rivalry between the teams and it’s normal that he defends his interests and we defend ours.”
Meanwhile, Griezmann didn’t have a good start to the season for Atletico. He has managed to score only one goal in the six matches he played. His side Atletico is also suffering, as they sealed only five points in their first five games.
Atletico Madrid will face Getafe on Saturday where they will get an opportunity to close the gap. Moreover, they will take on their city rivals, Real Madrid in the first Madrid derby of the season on 29th September.
So far as it looks, there would be some battle of words between Ramos, Lucas and Griezmann.