World-Cup winner, Antoine Griezmann has dropped a bombshell saying he is on the same level as that of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Griezmann feels others players can get to the level of Ronaldo and Messi too.
Despite failing to get nominated in the top-three for FIFA The Best award, Griezmann feels he can win the Ballon d’Or.
However, the Ballon d’Or is determined by votes from the journalists, and the Frenchman believes it has more prestige and history. Griezmann told AS,
“I think the Ballon d’Or has more prestige and history. Here’s three months left to give everything. It is clear that I am a different player than Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar or [Kylian] Mbappe. I’m at the top, but I can improve. I seek to be as complete as possible. I’m not going to score 50 goals. But I’m looking to help offensively and work for the team.”
The player also claimed he already sits with Ronaldo and Messi and more players will be on the same level as them shortly.
“I think I already sit where Messi and Cristiano are. And I know other players are going to come for sure. I want to improve, I want to win and I want to continue like this, playing in this way.”
The 27-year old forward was heavily linked with Barcelona in the 2018 summer transfer window. In the end, he decided to reject the La Liga champions and announced it in his through a documentary. He finally broke his silence and revealed he rejected Barcelona to give tribute to his team-mates and head coach, Diego Simeone.
“Saying no to Barcelona gives greatness to Atletico, Cholo [Simeone], my team-mates. I trust them, and we contribute to each other a lot. I stay where they give me more love. If it was for money, I would have gone to China. It was a very important decision for my future. You do not only look at one year; you do it thinking about four or five. It wasn’t as easy as choosing a candy.”