Antoine Griezmann speaks of Sergio Ramos ‘respect’

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has ‘a lot of respect’ for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos despite previous hostile comments.

Earlier this month, the Spain international said of Griezmann: “Ignorance makes you very bold,” after the Atleti forward claimed he was alongside football’s greatest players.

However, the two were involved in a warm embrace ahead of Saturday’s Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu, which finished goalless.

“Ramos is my friend for whom I have a lot of respect,” Griezmann is cited as saying by Diario AS.

“He is a truly great central defender who has a consistently high level of performance and he is a great example for younger players.

“Football is a game and it is common for players to have a bit of fun with teammates and others, sometimes I like to mock them but this time it was me who was mocked.”

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