Simeone hails Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is confident Antoine Griezmann’s desire to win the Ballon d'Or won’t be a distraction for him, according to Diego Simeone.

The Argentine says Griezmann, who is among the favourites, alongside Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe to win football's prestigious accolade, won’t lack focus.

"I don't think [there will be a lack of focus], what he did in the recent past is already there, he won the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and the World Cup," Simeone said ahead of Atleti's trip to Villarreal on Saturday.

"He was also runner-up in LaLiga, facing the best teams in the world Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season Griezmann was the best player in the world, for sure."

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