In a long interview published in Le Figaro this Saturday, Antoine Griezmann, whose positions on societal issues are regularly noticed, reaffirms his interest in these questions, not without a certain humility. "I am French, everything that happens in my country interests me and images can shock, says the Mâconnais who had shown his support in particular to Samuel Paty, Arnaud Beltrame or Michel Zecler, the producer victim of police violence. “At my small level, I try to set a good example and if I can take a position to put the cursor on certain subjects, why not, adds Griezmann, who had broken his contract with Huawei, the Chinese phone maker. My word is heard but I have to be careful how to use it. Necessarily,I cannot answer or position myself on all subjects, I also stay in my place. "
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- Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 14, 2021
In addition, the penalty taker of the Blues, 37 goals in 92 caps, describes the pressure he is under in Barcelona: "What really bothers me are sometimes awkward comments from some journalists or especially from former players, which annoys me a bit, because they know what the job is.
I am aware that this is the part of the life of a footballer that you have to accept, but I do not hide from you that it is the most annoying too… You have to be really strong, because we can put your morale down .
It can become a vicious cycle, and since I've been in Barcelona, I get used to it, because it can sometimes throw you off.
End your career in the United States
Griezmann also evokes his future, which he is considering with the ball in his foot but on the other side of the Atlantic: “My contract with Barcelona runs until June 2024 and after that I think it will be the right time to go to the United States. United.
I love this country, this culture, the NBA and the desire for discovery guides me, but I also have a family to move.
I would love to end my career there but being good on the pitch and winning MLS (Major League Soccer), not coming in with nothing left in my legs and looking like nothing on the pitch.
It wouldn't make sense.
I still have three years to go.
I have to pay attention to my line, because at any time I can slip… ”
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