Monday 26 June 2017

WATCH - Antoine Griezmann reveals the inspiration behind his 'quirky dance' goal celebration

France's Antoine Griezmann
France's Antoine Griezmann

Mark Critchley

Antoine Griezmann, the top scorer at this summer’s European Championships, has revealed the inspiration behind his eye-catching goal celebration.

The France international notched twice in Thursday night’s 2-0 semi-final win over Germany in Marseille, taking his total for the tournament up to six.

Griezmann has celebrated all but his first strike, in the group stage victory over Albania, with a quirky dance and has now explained where the inspiration came from.

"The celebration is a dance from Drake's music video 'Hotline Bling',” the Atletico Madrid forward said.

"I started doing it at Atletico, and then I couldn't do it against Albania because the emotion was too strong, same for the first goal against Ireland, then I remembered it, and just did it."

Griezmann has since shared a mock-up of him in the video for 'Hotline Bling' on his Instagram account.

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The 25-year-old is now three goals away from equalling the record for the most scored by one player in a single Euros tournament.

Michel Platini, his compatriot, hit nine for France on home soil in 1984, with the hosts going on to beat Spain 2-0 in the final and lift the Henri Delaunay Cup.

Griezmann will hope to emulate Platini in Sunday’s final, which will see him and his teammates take on Portugal at the Stade de France.

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