Antoine Griezmann has equalled Michel Platini’s goal total to become France’s joint third-highest scorer. The Atletico Madrid attacker accomplished the milestone after another successful day at work, as Les Bleus overcame Finland in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.
Antoine Griezmann said, “It’s a great source of pride,” of matching Michel Platini’s national team goal total of 41.
Antoine Griezmann has tied Michel Platini for the 3rd all-time goal scorer in France men's international history 👏 pic.twitter.com/3z9bLEuPuY— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) September 7, 2021
In World Cup qualifying, Antoine Griezmann scored two goals to lead France to a 2-0 win against Finland. With this goal, he now has 41 goals in 98 appearances for Les Bleus, putting him in third place behind Michel Platini as the country’s top scorer.
The 30-year-old is currently 10 goals behind Thierry Henry, the country’s all-time leading scorer. It would be interesting to see if he can dethrone the former Arsenal striker from the top spot in the following years.
Antoine Griezmann decided to return to Atletico Madrid this summer after failing to find his feet at Barcelona. The Rojiblancos signed the Frenchman on a two-year loan with a €40 million option to make it permanent.