Barcelona and France forward Antoine Griezmann is currently preparing to win Euro 2020 with his national team, but on the way to the tournament, he demonstrated his skills in another game: Soccer managerwhere he is really doing very well.
Here is Griezman, laptop in the air, boasting that his lover … Newcastle United just got five times (2027), winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Super Cup and Community Shield Has. For reference, no English club has ever achieved this feat in real life, and while counting the Community Shield is a bit stupid, it does technically
For non-football fans, Newcastle (whom Griezman has never played for) is once a proud club – they are vividly remembered as runners-up in the Premier League and regular Champions League participants –who, thanks to the negligence of current owner Mike Ashley, have spent most of the last decade in the bottom half of the table while operating on a tight budget
Which probably explains why Griezmann plays as her; Raising a rags-to-riches team is always a fun challenge in a sports game, and Newcastle isn’t exactly Rags– they are still in the Premier League! – it is certainly more difficult to get you to the top of world football was his former Soccer manager Side, arsenal.
If you’re wondering how he got the toon to the top, the fact that he managed to lure (the virtual version of) French teammate Kylian Mbappe away from PSG and lured him to Newcastle for $ 134m might well be one explain little. I’m not sure Mbappe would have made the switch if Steve Bruce was still in charge, especially since, as you can see towards the end of the video, he’s not exactly hot for the weather up north.