Antoine Griezmann names one player in goat debate with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are widely considered to be two of the top contenders to be known as the greatest player of all-time.

But when it comes to the modern era, Antoine Griezmann reckons one player can rival the remarkable duo.

The French World Cup winner believes Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane needs to enter the debate to be known as the GOAT.

Griezmann admits his opinion is partly shaped by the fact he was never able to watch iconic South American stars Pele and Diego Maradona.

And he reckons there is one key aspect which gives Zidane an advantage over Messi and Ronaldo in the debate.

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“It depends on the time, but I would say [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano [Ronaldo],” Griezmann told Oh My Goal when asked who is the greatest of all-time.

“I never saw Pele or [Diego] Maradona or how they played.

“It’s a complicated question because everyone has their own style.

“Zinedine Zidane is also there. He won a World Cup and Messi and Cristiano haven’t done that.”

Griezmann also revealed he’d go for a bold tactic with his dream five-a-side team by playing without a goalkeeper!

“I would say Ousmane Dembele and also [N’Golo] Kante because you can’t lose if he’s on your team,” he joked.

“Then [Diego] Godin because he always finds a way to win… David Beckham too, no goalkeeper.”

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Griezmann has played with plenty of top players in his time so had no shortage of choices.

He also praised strike partner Diego Costa as one of the best he has ever shared the pitch with.

“Because he [Costa] gives me support on the pitch,” he added.

“He allows me to play with more freedom and we can understand each other with a look, we know where the other is.

“On top of that, he’s a fighter and he infects me. I love it.”


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