It is in the columns of Ouest France that Antoine Griezmann confided in what made him cry a lot when he was younger. Closer tells you.

He is one of the most essential celebrities in French and international football. However, Antoine Griezmann’s debut was not always easy. Indeed, while he was already dreaming of setting foot on green lawns, the young man from Mâcon was refused the land because of his small size despite his potential. It was not until the arrival of recruiter Eric Olhats that Antoine Griezmann could finally believe in his dream. But again, all was not so rosy.

Indeed, as Maud, her older sister, told West France, leaving the family home at only 14 years old was a real ordeal. “Every time we had him on the phone, he said it was okay. In fact, he sometimes hung up crying. Football kept him going. The truth was known two or three years ago because that he started to confide “ she declared.

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For his part, Antoine Griezmann’s dad also remembered a complicated period. “Do you realize? He is 14 years old and finds himself more than 800 km from home to play football in a country where he does not speak the language and to live with someone he does not know. is a total uprooting “ he explained. It should be remembered that originally from Mâcon, Antoine Griezmann took his business to live for several years with his recruiter in Bayonne.

His daily life was then punctuated by lessons during the day and football in the evening in San Sebastian, Spain. “It was not easy, especially for my mother who is very close to Antoine. My parents would hear people say, ‘They’re totally nuts about leaving the kid with someone they don’t know.’ “ Maud added. A choice that finally paid off. Today the “Little Prince” as he is nicknamed is the highest paid French footballer in 2021.

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