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Godin: Griezmann's had an amazing, spectacular year

编辑:世界杯中文网  作者:FIFA2  时间:2017-01-05


“I remember telling him: ‘I can’t say if we’ll win anything, but I do know we’re going to have a good time’.” Diego Godin laughed as he recalled the first time he spoke to Antoine Griezmann, a player who has since become one of his closest friends in the game.

That conversation came in the summer of 2014, when the Frenchman was rumoured to be on the point of joining Atletico Madrid. One of the leaders of the Colchonero dressing room, Godin made a point of being the first to welcome him. “We had mutual friends and I knew he was coming so I decided to give him a call,” the Uruguayan told FIFA.com. “I’d been told he was a fun person to be with and that he needed to feel welcome and wanted by people to perform well on the pitch.”

Godin took that last part very seriously indeed. No sooner did the striker make the move to Atleti than the Uruguayan centre-half became his guide and mentor. Griezmann’s passion for yerba mate infusions, which he had developed during his time at Real Sociedad, and other typically charrúa traditions did the rest. “I’ve always said that Antoine loves matemore than many Uruguayans," Godin said, smiling. "He’s one of us. He’s just starting out with the barbecues. He’s done a couple already and he’s gradually picking up the techniques and the tricks of the trade. He’s got a flair for it and he likes it, and it won’t be long before he’s just as good as anyone who knows how to prepare mate.”

The central defender is clearly proud of the skills his friend has nurtured both on and off the pitch. Having faced Griezmann on several occasions during the Frenchman’s days at Real and having since grappled with him on the training ground, Godin is better placed than anyone to discuss his development at Atleti. “He showed the odd flash of brilliance at Real Sociedad and he caught the eye then. He’s kept that up at Atletico Madrid and he’s been a matchwinner for the team in most of the games he’s played. He’s been in among the goals a lot more too, which is what makes strikers what they are.”

Simeone's career-changing instruction
As Godin went on to explain, Atletico coach Diego Simeone is the main reason behind Griezmann’s breakthrough. “As soon as he arrived at the club, the boss asked him to play a decisive role for the team. He told him to play closer to goal. He said that was where he had to be.”

Asked to describe what it is that has allowed the Frenchman to become one of the best players in the world, Godin was equally unequivocal. “He’s become very competitive, at least in the time that I’ve known him. That’s allowed him to maintain the consistency that’s helped him come on so fast in such a short space of time.” So fast, in fact, that Griezmann will be going up for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award on Monday 9 January against Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, the two players who have dominated world football over the last few years.

Following a year in which Griezmann had a big hand to play in his side reaching their second UEFA Champions League final in three years and in France advancing to the final of UEFA EURO 2016, Godin believes his friend has done more than enough to win the accolade. “I’d give it to him, first of all because he’s my friend. There are some feelings mixed in there too. He’s a wonderful person with a very big heart. Then there’s the fact that he’s my team-mate. We’ve been in a thousand battles together and he’s helped me win a lot of games. And he deserves it too. I think Antoine’s had an amazing, spectacular year.”

So can Griezmann end the duopoly of Cristiano and Messi? The answer to that question lies with the football writers, the fans and the coaches and captains of the world’s national teams.

“我记得告诉他:“我什么都不能说,如果我们会赢,但我知道我们会有一个很好的时间。“迭戈戈丁笑他回忆他第一次向安东尼Griezmann,球员已经成为他的一个最亲密的朋友。

 

这样的谈话是在2014年的夏天,当时谣传的法国人在加入马德里竞技。Colchonero更衣室的领袖之一,Godin的第一个欢迎他。“我们有共同的朋友,我知道他来了所以我决定给他一个电话,“乌拉圭告诉FIFA.com。“有人告诉我他是一个有趣的人,他需要感到欢迎,希望人们在球场上表现良好。”

 

Godin把最后一部分非常严重。刚比乌拉圭前锋使转向Atleti中卫成了他的导师和指导。Griezmann对巴拉圭茶的热情注入,他在皇家社会开发,和其他一般charrua传统的休息。“我总是说,安东尼爱伴侣超过许多乌拉圭人,“Godin说,面带微笑。“他是我们中的一个。他刚开始烧烤。他已经做了几个,他逐步提高技术和交易的技巧。他有天赋,他喜欢它,而且它不会很久以前他只是一样好谁知道如何准备交配。”

 

中后卫显然自豪的技能他的朋友在球场内外都有培养。在面临Griezmann好几次在法国人的日子以来的真实和应对他在训练场上,Godin比任何人Atleti讨论他的发展。”他显示才华的奇怪的flash皇家社会,他吸引了。他一直在马德里竞技和发挥是一个团队在大多数的游戏他玩。他一直在目标也更多,这就是让前锋。”

 

西蒙尼的缠身指令

Godin继续解释,马竞主教练迭戈·西蒙尼Griezmann突破背后的主要原因。“一旦他到达俱乐部,老板问他为球队发挥决定性的作用。他告诉他接近目标。他说,是他。”

 

要求描述什么使法国成为世界上最好的球员之一,Godin同样毫不含糊的。“他变得非常有竞争力,至少在我认识他的时间。这是让他保持一致性,帮助他来这么快在这样一个短的时间。“这么快,事实上,Griezmann将最好的男子足球先生2016年奖周一1月9日对克里斯蒂亚诺·罗纳尔多和梅西,两个球员一直主导着世界足球在过去的几年里。

 

后一年Griezmann有大的手在他的球队达到了三年来的第二次欧洲冠军联赛决赛在法国和推进欧足联2016年欧洲杯的决赛,Godin相信他的朋友做了足够多的赢得了荣誉。“我把它给他,首先因为他是我的朋友。也有一些感情混合。他是一个很棒的人一个很大的心。还有,他是我的队友。一千年我们一直战斗在一起,他帮助我赢得很多比赛。他应得的。我认为安东尼是一个了不起的,壮观的一年”。

 

所以可以Griezmann结束罗纳尔多和梅西的双头垄断?这个问题的答案在于足球作家,球迷和世界国家队的教练和队长。

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