15 Jul Antoine Griezmann transfer: Strike claims taking part in with Messi at Barcelona will likely be ‘an unbelievable pleasure’
The France worldwide is trying ahead to teaming up with the a number of Ballon d’Or winner at Camp Nou following his arrival
New Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann says that he’s relishing the prospect to coach and play alongside Lionel Messi on the membership, stating that will probably be ‘an unbelievable pleasure’ to play alongside the Argentine.
The France worldwide and World Cup winner has introduced the curtain down on his half-decade spell at Atletico Madrid with a €120 million (£108m,/$135m) transfer to Camp Nou to affix the La Liga holders on a five-year deal.
Regardless of ongoing controversy swirling between the 2 golf equipment surrounding the precise value of the 28-year-old’s transfer, Griezmann has saved his focus squarely on the sector for essentially the most half and what he can deliver to the desk with the Blaugrana.
Specifically, he singled out five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, broadly thought-about the lynchpin of Ernesto Valverde’s facet, because the team-mate he’s most excited to line up alongside.
“I am trying ahead to seeing what Messi’s like on a day-to-day foundation in coaching,” Griezmann instructed Barcelona’s official website. “Taking part in subsequent to him is an unbelievable pleasure.
“I’m actually trying ahead to working with my new-team mates and with the boss, and taking part in at Camp Nou and hopefully profitable a variety of issues.”
Although Griezmann has confronted Barca a number of occasions over time with firstly Actual Sociedad and later Atletico, the ahead has by no means been below any illusions over the magnitude of their function in world football and he additional harassed his need to assist them develop.
“Barcelona is a giant membership and I hope to assist it proceed to be huge or make it even larger,” he added.
“I’m very blissful. I’m very excited and am trying ahead to working with the squad and assembly my new team-mates.
“[It’s] a brand new problem, new targets. [They’re] vital issues and I hope I can do in addition to I can, as I’ve been doing for my membership and nation. I hope to look good.”
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Requested what silverware he hopes to ship to the Catalan outfit, he responded: “All of them, La Liga, La Copa, the Champions League. They’re the membership’s objectives and my objectives, and I hope to win them right here.
“I wish to have enjoyable on the sector and off it within the dressing room. I wish to play with pleasure and I hope to deliver a variety of pleasure to my team-mates and the followers, and hope now we have enjoyable collectively.”
Griezmann is predicted to be a member of Barcelona’s travelling get together as they put together to move to Japan for a handful of pre-season fixtures, together with a conflict with Premier League rivals Chelsea.