Atletico Madrid’s young defender, Lucas Hernandez sent his support to one of his team-mates, Antoine Griezmann, to claim the title of this year’s world best player from France Football or known as Ballon d’Or. According to him, Griezmann is very worthy of getting the award after delivering Atletico Madrid to win the Europa League and deliver the French National Team to win the 2018 World Cup.
As is known, Antoine Griezmann did appear brilliantly in the 2017/18 campaign. Indeed, he failed to deliver Atletico Madrid qualify from the Group stage in the European Champions League, which made Diego Simeone’s landing squad thrown into the Europa League. But, the Frenchman was then able to deliver his team to the title in the second European caste competition by carving two goals in the final round.
After that, Griezmann’s year of success was complemented when he led the French National Team to a trophy in the 2018 World Cup Russia, where he contributed five goals during the four-year competition. His name is not included in the list of candidates for the top three of the 2018 world best players by FIFA, but the French player has the potential to win the same award from France Football as Ballon d’Or.
Lucas Hernandez considered this 27-year-old to be very worthy of winning the Ballon d’Or award this year for what he did throughout 2018 with the club and the National team.
“Antoine deserves it. He is my favorite, he is a key player in all major competitions he played this year. He has won almost everything and contributed everywhere. He is so consistent. He is at the top of the last two or three years. He took another step since 2016 when he was in the Europ final and finished third at the Ballon d’Or with France Football.” told Hernandez to France Football.