Henry Names Special Attribute Antoine Griezmann Has That Makes Him Special

Henry Names Special Attribute Antoine Griezmann Has That Makes Him Special

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at November 29, 2023 at 8:55 AM
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  • Thierry Henry has hailed Antoine Griezmann for getting better with age
  • The French striker has been instrumental to Atletico Madrid’s success
  • Griezmann has scored 13 goals in 18 appearances for Atleti this season

Thierry Henry believes Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann is ageing like fine wine and has hailed the France star for being able to adapt his game as he grows older.

He has been hailed as one of the best forwards above 30 and has been instrumental in Rojiblancos’ superb campaign this term, netting 13 goals in competitions this season.

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Antoine Griezmann has scored 13 goals in 18 appearances for Atletico Madrid this season. Photo by BSR Agency
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According to TransferMarkt, Griezmann is having the best start to his career and Henry has now opined that the 32-year-old forward’s football brain is the reason behind his success.

The Frenchman is the second-highest goal-scorer in La Liga with nine goals, with Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham the only player to have scored more goals than the Atletico Madrid striker in Spain’s top flight.

Griezmann has also netted four times in the UEFA Champions League this season, helping Atletico Madrid progress to the knockout round of the competition with games to spare.

Griezmann makes La Liga history

Meanwhile, Griezmann entered the La Liga history books after setting a remarkable record in the victory against Real Mallorca on Saturday, November 25, Football Espana reports.

The 32-year-old forward’s winning goal for Atletico Madrid against Mallorca was the 25th time he has scored the only goal in a 1-0 win, the highest in the competition’s history.

Griezmann, who is enjoying his best start to the season with Atletico Madrid since his return from Barcelona, surpassed Huge Sanchez, who had previously held the record with 24.

Griezmann opens up on target

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that France forward, Griezmann aspires to become significant for Atletico and a legend over the long-term.

Despite a controversial return from Barcelona, the 32-year-old has acknowledged his struggle to regain the trust of the club's fan base.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has contributed to 12 goals in both the UCL and La Liga since the commencement of the 2023/24 season.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..