Griezmann ‘proud’ of Atleti renewal

Antoine Griezmann is ‘proud’ of his decision to renew his contract with Atletico Madrid and reject Barcelona following a summer transfer saga.

The Frenchman committed his future to Los Rojiblancos and turned down the advances of the Spanish champions, before focusing on helping France to the World Cup title.

“Turning down Barcelona? It was my decision and I am proud of it, now I am excited about the year ahead with Atletico,” Griezmann told reporters in quoted carried by Diario AS.

“It is not long until I compete for the European Super Cup and we obviously will want to win that too.

“I just want to savour this (World Cup) victory with France and the French people, then to enjoy my holiday and be able to relax.

“I am really happy and for all my teammates too, it was a wonderful experience.

“The Ballon d’Or I cannot think about as people will vote on it, we will see.”

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