Antoine Griezmann has claimed that he deserves to be considered for the Ballon d’Or award after having been successful at the World Cup while also enjoying similar success with Atletico Madrid. Back in the 2016 campaign, Griezmann came third only to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Ballon d’Or award is considered as the most prestigious title for a footballer or an individual scale, andGriezmann was nominated for the third place even when he did not win any major honour in 2016. It was a disappointing campaign for the French superstar, as he suffered a defeat in the Euro 2016 final with France just a few weeks after losing the Champions League final while playing with Atletico Madrid.
“Comparing 2016 and this year, for me I have to be in the top three. In 2016, I lost two finals and was in the top three. This time I have won three finals. Not unfair, but I would wonder what more I could do. I have won three trophies, stood out at decisive moments, but it is not me who votes,” said Griezmann. Despite winning several trophies, it has not been a goal fest from the French player.