Five years after the defeat against Portugal in the final of Euro 2016, Antoine Griezmann has not forgotten anything about this evening that hurts. The Blues striker, in an interview with L’Equipe, says he wants to use this failure to do better in 2021.
Good news for the Blues before approaching the Euro: Antoine Griezmann is still very, very hungry for titles. Even if he won the World Cup three years ago with his tricolor comrades, the French striker of Barça absolutely wants to add a European championship to his prize list this summer. Especially after the cruel defeat in the final of the 2016 edition against Portugal.
“Do I have it in mind? Always, he replied this Thursday in an interview with L’Equipe. Because these are important defeats, this one like the one in the Champions League, which hurt. You Think about it sometimes, in the evening, when you go to bed or when you wake up in the morning. It makes you want to make a nice Euro even more, to forget, to turn the page. “
“The taste for defeat endures”
If since then, Griezmann has won a nice consolation prize in Russia, he considers that a victory will never erase a defeat. Or “not completely”, at least. “As long as you do not win the competition in which you lost, the taste of the defeat continues, he continues. The Euro, for example, as long as I do not have won it, I will rehash the one. lost in 2016, that’s for sure. The Champions League is the same. At the same time, having big defeats like these makes it possible to appreciate more the victories afterwards. “
Speaking of victory, the Barcelonan estimates – without igniting – the Blues even stronger than in 2018 this year. “On paper, yes. Afterwards, on group life, the mind, we will have to see that in relation to the matches, he warns. From the point of view of group life, in 2018, it was exceptional. C tis what has enabled us to win games also during difficult times. We will see during difficult times, during a match and outside, if we can respond in the same way. For now, everything is fine. well and, frankly, I don’t see why that would change. “