3 reasons why Antoine Griezmann deserves the Ballon d'Or award this year
The year 2018 will live on as a memorable one in the hearts of many footballers, especially because it afforded many superstars the opportunity to move their respective careers forward, including Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman is one of those players who benefited immensely during the term - putting up a lot of scintillating performances, reaching new milestones in his career as well as earning nominations for prestigious accolades.
The attacker was left frustrated after he was snubbed during the FIFA Best Awards recently despite his incredible exploits during the year and he stepped up to express his disappointments shortly afterwards - declaring himself as a worthy candidate to win the upcoming Ballon d'Or award - something that was met with a lot of mixed reactions, with some agreeing with him and others opposing his opinion.
However, an analysis of the Atletico Madrid sharpshooter reveals that he has had a wonderful year and he should be honored for his incredible exploits during the course of the term. As a matter of fact, Griezmann deserves to claim the Ballon d'Or award this year and below are 3 reasons why:
#3 Explosive Performances
There is no denying Antoine Griezmann was one of the top performers in the football world throughout the previous campaign, consistently producing extraordinary performances and pushing his team towards glory.
The attacker bagged an unbelievable 19 goals and 9 assists to his name in 32 La Liga last appearances last season and while his 2 goals and 2 assists were not enough to keep Atletico in the UEFA Champions League, he still ensured that the Rojiblancos finished their Europa campaign on a brilliant note with his 6 goals and 4 assists in 8 matches.
The French International finished the term with a whopping 29 goals and 15 assists to his name in 49 appearances for the Spanish giants across all competitions and he deserves to be honored for such impressive performances during the campaign.