Atletico Madrid forward Antonie Griezmann has disclosed that he feels Juventus goalkeeper and legend Gianluigi Buffon should clinch the Ballon d’Or accolade ahead of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Griezmann also stated that he believes Juventus will beat Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final on June 3 at the Cardiff city.
The Atletico Madrid striker unsuprisingly doesn’t fancy the chances of City rival’s Cristiano Ronaldo lifting the fifth Ballon d’Or this year, seeing the Juve’s goalie as a worthy nominee and eventual winner of this accolade this year.
While speaking with spanish outlet, El Larguero, he stated:
“Juve will win the Champion League and afterwards we should award the Ballon d’Or to [Gianluigi] Buffon.”
The Italy international has been in impressive form for Juve this season producing brilliant perfomances very rarely expected from a 39-year-old.
He has helped the Old Ladies campaign this season as they have won the Coppa Italia, reached the Champions League final and are very much on course to be crowned Serie A champions.