Antoine Griezmann renewed this Saturday his desire to compete in the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. In an interview with Le Figaro newspaper, the Blues striker even made it a goal for his end of career.
A Griezmann-Mbappé doublet at the Olympics. It is not for this summer in Tokyo but it might be possible for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. Both the PSG striker and that of Barça have checked this meeting in the back of their minds. After having first broached the subject in 2018, Antoine Griezmann confirmed this Saturday his desire to participate in the Olympic tournament in the French capital.
“Of course, responds tac-o-tac the striker of the France team when the newspaper Le Figaro asks him about his dream of playing the Olympics. It would be one of my most beautiful dreams. wear the jersey of the France team, in Paris, at the Olympic Games, for a planetary meeting… It spins chills. “
Griezmann: “This meeting is clearly one of the objectives”
Like André-Pierre Gignac, who will be one of the spearheads of the French attack at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, “Grizou” could be authorized to play in Paris in 2024. Guaranteed to participate in quality As a host country, France will then be able to call on three players over 23 for the competition. Antoine Griezmann will be 33 years old at the time of the Olympic Games in Paris and could thus claim one of the three places offered to veterans.
“After, I do not control all the parameters between the club where I will be, the selection, the calendar issues, further qualified the Barça player. But this meeting is clearly one of the objectives.”
Under contract with Barça until June 2024, the player of the France team could then be at a crossroads in his career or even launched in the search for a new club. It also remains to be seen in what physical form he will be at that time.
Before thinking about a possible gold medal at the Paris Olympics, Antoine Griezmann has sacred goals in the tricolor jersey. Finalist in 2016, the 30-year-old hopes to win the Euro on July 11 at Wembley. After the continental tournament, the former Real Sociedad and Atlético will plan on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the selection coached by Didier Deschamps. If the 2024 Olympics are a dream, “Grizou” has other deadlines to complete before.