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Antoine Griezmann: We are enjoying Messi, he’s a legend

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Both players were on target in the win

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Antoine Griezmann spoke about captain Lionel Messi after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Athletic Club at the Camp Nou in La Liga.

The two players were both on target in the game to secure all three points and send the Catalan giants above Real Madrid and into second place in the table.

Griezmann was unsurprisingly asked about Messi after the win, in the wake of a leaked report about the captain’s contract, and was happy to discuss his team-mate.

“We are enjoying Messi, he’s a legend. Hopefully we can keep enjoying him and he can keep helping us win,” he said.

The World Cup winner also spoke about Ousmane Dembele, who was a constant threat down the right, and his team’s good form

“He’s doing very well, he’s taking care of himself and working really hard off the pitch,” he said.

“There’s a lot of games still be played. Our objective is to win as many games as we can between now and the end of the season

“We know that Athletic are a team that press well, but I think we deserved the three points.

“We are winning games, since the turn of the year we’ve been on a good run. We are just going to keep on fighting til the end.”

Source | Movistar

Griezmann’s goal continued a rich vein of form for the Frenchman since the turn of the year. The forward now has five goals and three assists in eight matches in 2021.