France star Antoine Griezmann baffled after Ballon d’Or nomination snub

first_imgWorld Cup and Europa League winner Antoine Grieznann was left surprised after he failed to make the cut in the top three of the Ballon d’Or award.Griezmann, who had a stellar 2018 with both the national team and his club, said that he had a fantastic year with both club and country and he doesn’t know what he has to do now to win the coveted trophy.”It’s the most successful year. I’ve scored more goals but in terms of trophies, it’s the best. If I compare 2016 to this year, I feel I should be among the three finalists. In 2016 I lost two finals and was chosen among the top three. This year I’ve won three finals.”It won’t be unfair (if he doesn’t win), but I’ll wonder what else I have to do. I’ve won trophies and was decisive at key moments. But then I don’t vote,” said Griezmann in an interview to French magazine L’Equipe.Griezmann was nominated in 2016, but failed to win after Real Madrid beat Atletico in the Champions League final, while France were defeated by Portugal in the European Championship.Griezmann was also surprised about none of the players from France made the final three of FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award despite winning the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric are the three finalists for the award, that will be presented on September 24 in London.”It’s strange…This is a FIFA trophy; FIFA organises the World Cup. We won it and there is not one France player on the final list,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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