Attentive spectator of the 2021 Olympics, Antoine Griezmann confirmed his desire to participate in the 2024 Games in Paris, with the French football team.
The Tokyo 2021 Olympics officially kicked off on Friday afternoon and the traditional opening ceremony. Millions of French people followed with excitement the day and the parade of the French behind the flag bearers Samir Aït Saïd and Clarisse Agbegnenou. Among them, Antoine Griezmann, who sent a message of support to the blue athletes on his social networks and did not hide his desire to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics.
“Full of happiness and success. We are proud of you! Long live France!”, He enthusiastically on Twitter. In response to his message, he was questioned by the official “Paris 2024” account: “In the procession in 2024, Antoine Griezmann?”. Response from the person concerned, a priori rather starting, in emojis: clasped hands, a French flag and a heart.
The idea pleases in any case Tony Estanguet, president of the Organizing Committee of these Games. “A world champion at the Olympic Games, the story would be beautiful!”, Confirmed the triple gold medalist in canoeing. In the meantime, Griezmann assiduously follows the Games: on Saturday morning, he congratulated judoka Luka Mkheidze, the first French medalist in Japan.
“One of my sweetest dreams”
The striker of the France team has never hidden his desire to participate in the Olympics. He declared to Le Figaro last June: “It would be one of my sweetest dreams. You imagine, wearing the jersey of the France team, in Paris, at the Olympic Games, for a global meeting … That chills. ” The Barça player then relativized, explaining that he was not the only master of his schedule.
In the Olympic football event, the coaches have the right to add three confirmed players to their list, in addition to the U23 team (under 23). André-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Téji Savanier are part of the trip to Tokyo this year. In three years, Kylian Mbappé would very much want to be part of the team, according to Le Parisien, while France will automatically qualify as the host country.