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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is reluctant to speculate on whether World Cup glory with France will enhance his claims to a Ballon d’Or triumph in 2018.

The 27-year-old forward was a key figure for Les Bleus as they swept to a second global crown, with Didier Deschamps making him a mainstay of the side.

Griezmann contributed four goals to the collective cause, including a penalty in a 4-2 final victory over Croatia, while his delivery from set-pieces proved instrumental throughout the tournament.

Having starred on a world stage, it is now being suggested that a flying start to the 2018-19 season with Atletico could put a man who finished third in the Ballon d’Or vote back in 2016 in contention for the grandest of personal prizes.

Griezmann, though, is setting no such targets, telling reporters: “The Ballon d’Or … well, people are voting for it, so we will see what is going to happen.

“I still have a European Super Cup to play. I hope we are going to win it.

“At the moment, I really want to enjoy and have a good time with our families and the whole of the French people in France. I want to have a good holiday. And I want to be ready for the European Super Cup. As I said the Ballon d’Or [voting] is not in my hands.”


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