Antoine Griezmann has finally reacted to his exclusion from ‘The Best FIFA’ awards, and he’s not happy.
Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo are up for FIFA’s coveted individual prize; ‘The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award’.
A couple of notable absentees, though. From Lionel Messi to the aforementioned Griezmann whose now commented on being snubbed.
“The Best bothers me,” he said via Goal. “It’s a FIFA award and there’s no Frenchmen. It’s weird.”
Does Griezmann have a point?
Griezmann also steered his club side to UEFA Europa League & Super Cup glory.
Atletico Madrid even took to social media after their French star wasn’t a candidate for the FIFA award.
Griezmann also weighed in on his Atletico Madrid teammate Jan Oblak, who was omitted from the goalkeeper nominations.
“He’s the best in the world for me, but not because he’s my team-mate. He’s brilliant,” he added.
His manager Diego Simeone is pretty confused, too, as to why he’s not been nominated.
“Griezmann is world champion, European Super Cup champion and Europa League champion,” he said.
“He has finished second in the Spanish League, where we play Real Madrid and Barcelona, who between them are continually winning the Champions League, and he was the best player in the World Cup final.
“Griezmann in this last year was the best in the world. It’s a shame that he’s not among the finalist [for the Best FIFA award]. The truth is that I feel sorry for the boy, it makes you feel a little disappointed.”