Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann believes 2015-16 was his best season but says ‘I hope there’s more to come.’
Griezmann is with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale nominated for the Best Player in Europe 2016 award and spoke to UEFA’s official website in advance of the winner being announced on Thursday, explaining what being one of the finalists means to him.
“It means I'm on the right track to be among the best. I have to keep going that way, keep working hard and giving joy to people when I play. Without being big-headed, I think I deserve the nomination because I had a great season with my club and the national team,” he said, before being asked his campaign highlights.
“All of the games we won, but especially the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final [against Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively]. And then the whole of Euro 2016, because it took place in France – it was wonderful, and unfortunately for us we will never experience that again. We were really blown away, and I hope it was the same for the fans as well.
“[I think 2015-16 was my best season so far] but I hope there's more to come – a lot of goals, assists and why not trophies as well?
“[Winning] would mean I'm getting closer to achieving my objective of being among the best players, and to do that I need to keep on working hard and enjoying things on and off the pitch.”