The France international and Atletico Madrid star forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he deserves to win UEFA's Best Player in Europe award.
The 25-years-old Atletico Madrid’s star forward had an impressive 2016/16 season where he scored seven goals in his 13 appearances for the club and helped the club to reach the Champions League finals against the Spanish giant Real Madrid but unlikely lost in the final.
And then he performed very well in the UEFA Euro 2016 for his national side as he scored six goals for France to reach the final of the tournament against Portugal but the 109 min. goal from Eder for Portugal has stopped the France to be the UEFA Euro 2016 champions.
After such an impressive season Griezmann has made his name on the shortlist of the UEFA's Best Player in Europe alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
The forward admitted that he is feeling proud to be finalist, he believes the nomination has proved that he is on the right track and the 25-years-old forward admitted that he deserves the award,
As Griezmann said, “I am proud to be a finalist, that means I am on the right track and have to continue that way,”
"I don't want to sound arrogant, but I deserve this award because I've had a great season with both club and the national team.
"It has been unforgettable season, first in the Champions League with Atletico, then Euros with France.
"Unfortunately, we didn't win a trophy and it was a blow for us, as well for our fans." He added.