Antoine Griezmann was born on the day of spring, March 21, 1991 in Macon. He therefore celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday, on the second day of the Blues rally in Clairefontaine. The Atlético Madrid player therefore did not blow out the candles with his relatives, at least with his family. Hair dyed pink, the striker was still entitled to his little party. After the evening meal on Tuesday, he blew out two large candles mounted on a cake, apparently chocolate, with 4 floors. Normally there was something for everyone. After the “happy birthday” for the occasion launched by his partners, Antoine Griezmann made a small speech: “It is always an honor to be here, to represent French football and France, he said. he said in front of his teammates. I see the cake getting better every year. Thank you chief. »
A few hours earlier, before the cake, the world champion had had a soup-like gift with a grimace. Didier Deschamps preferred Kylian Mbappé to be the new captain of the France team. Monday evening, around 9:15 p.m., the coach invited the two players to his room to tell them the news. The Madrilenian struggled to take the hit. But when it came time to eat the cake, 24 hours, he tried not to let it show. He promised to be involved as usual for the next two matches counting for the Euro 2024 qualifiers this Friday (8:45 p.m.) at the Stade de France against the Netherlands then Monday 27 in Ireland. “He knew very well that he had the possibility of being, I exchanged with him, but despite everything it is not to give to Kylian and to take away from Antoine, justified Didier Deschamps this Tuesday in “All sport on France 3. Antoine, he has something more too, he has always been a very important player, I have always maintained my confidence in him even during much more difficult times for him. Antoine, because of what he does in the field, is a unifier in the driving sense. He was, and he will be in the future.
This anniversary evening was also that of the hazing of the three new Blues: Brice Samba, Khephren Thuram and Jean-Clair Todibo. Antoine Griezmann has not forgotten them. In his little birthday speech, he had reserved a surprise for them: “Welcome to Brice, Khephren and JC. I have prepared three little gifts for you, three little songs. As tradition requires, the three minots sang. And to see the reactions of their partners, they fulfilled their mission perfectly.