Following Sunday’s 2-1 win over Athletic Club at Camp Nou in La Liga, Antoine Griezmann spoke about Captain Lionel Messi.

To secure all three points and send the Catalan giants over Real Madrid and to second place in the table, the two players were both on the target in the game.

In the wake of a leaked report on the captain’s contract, Griezmann was unsurprisingly asked about Messi after the win and was happy to talk about his team-mate.

‘We enjoy Messi and he’s a legend. We hope we can continue to enjoy him and he can keep helping us win,’ he said.

The winner of the World Cup also talked about Ousmane Dembele, who was a constant threat down the right, and the good form of his team.

“He’s doing very well, he’s taking care of himself, and he’s working hard off the pitch,” he said.

“A lot of games are still being played. Our goal is to win as many matches between now and the end of the season as we can.

We know that Athletic is a well-pressed team, but I guess we deserved the three points.

We have been winning games and we’ve been on a good run since the turn of the year. We will just keep fighting till the end.

Since the turn of the year, Griezmann’s goal continued a rich vein of form for the Frenchman. In eight matches in 2021, the forward currently has five goals and three assists.


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