Antoine Griezmann, as he did upon his arrival in Barcelona on Saturday, was full of praise for Lionel Messi at his presentation at Camp Nou on Sunday.
“What makes me most happy is being able to share a dressing room and a mate [a South American drink] with Messi,” he joked.
“I am really happy, he’s the No.1 and a reference for all players. In NBA you have Lebron James, in football you have Messi. He’s going to be a legend for my kids and for their kids. It’s a joy to be able to play with him.”
Griezmann was also asked how he expects to be received by Messi and Luis Suarez when they return from their break after the Copa America.
It was suggested they could be annoyed with his The Decision documentary from last summer: “Maybe. We will see when I get the chance to meet up with them. Everything can be fixed with assists on the pitch.”