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Antoine Griezmann reveals love for Pokemon Go

Utsav Agarwal
1.60K   //    15 Jul 2016, 17:02 IST
Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann scored six goals in the 2016 Euros

Newly launched application Pokemon Go looks to have taken over the world like an epidemic. Several celebrities all over the world seem to be on a quest to be the very best that no one ever was. Football sensation and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann is the newest star to have been touched by the craze.

With more peak users than Candy Crush, Pokemon Go is the new king of gaming apps and has been downloaded 15 million times. An Asia launch is imminent, promising to boost downloads ten folds, as Pokemon happens to be a Japanese anime.

Griezmann is known for his love for cartoons, as he has repeatedly been seen sporting SpongeBob Squarepants underwear in plenty of matches. He revealed that he wears it only for special matches. Did he forget to wear it for the Euro 2016 final? Who knows.

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Griezmann is an avid gamer, as he was seen travelling with his Xbox One unit in the airport. He is also often seen posting about FIFA and Football Manager on social media and he now looks ready to become a Pokemon champion. Griezmann looks to be on a hunt for Pikachu, the mascot of the Pokemon franchise and his tweet can only motivate more people to pick up a cap and a sleeveless jacket to go out of their homes in search of Pokemon.

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The forward took his country, France to the finals and scored six goals in the competition, but could not inspire his team to a victory in their home country as Portugal’s Eder proved to be the difference and stole a goal to give his country their first ever major international trophy.

Griezmann had an excellent season with Atletico Madrid as he scored 22 goals in 38 La Liga appearances, helping his team to a third place finish and a runner-up medal in the Champions League finals, where they lost to cross-town rivals, Real Madrid.

The forward has been constantly linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid, with a host of Premier League clubs vying for his signature including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City named as the interested parties.

But he quashed the rumours as he signed a new contract extension running till June 30, 2021. After signing an extension, he said: “I’m very satisfied, very happy to keep belonging to this family and this project. I want to improve every year, and the club, the coaches, and my teammates can help me to reach this goal”.

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