France beaten in the final .

Fernando Torres sends message to Antoine Griezmann

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The Euro 2016 final proved to be a frustrating one for France striker Antoine Griezmann, who failed to fire his country to glory against Portugal. 

Griezmann and co. endured a gruelling 120 minutes against Fernando Santos' stubborn side at the Stade de France. 

Ultimately, the final was one step too far for the host nation as substitute Eder entered his name into Portugal history books by striking the winning goal in extra-time. 


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It certainly left France stunned and the country will now be reflecting on what went wrong in the final. 

But Atletico Madrid star Griezmann certainly bowed out of the tournament with his head held high. He may well have produced one of his weakest performances of the competition against Portugal - he missed a golden chance to give his side the lead in normal time - but he still deserves so much credit. 

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Torres message 

And he may not want to celebrate it right now, but he should also take pride in the fact that he comfortably secured the Golden Boot award. 

The France ace comfortably overcame his rivals with six goals to his name, three ahead of Silver Boot laureate Cristiano Ronaldo. 


It was Fernando Torres, Griezmann's current strike partner for Atletico Madrid, who secured the Golden Boot award four years ago and the Spaniard opted to send him a message following the tournament. 

Here's what he stated: 

"My sincere congratulations to my mate @antogriezmann, there could not be a better successor to the golden boot , you are great."

Griezmann speaks out 

Following the game, Griezmann insisted that his side gave it all they could and must now return stronger. 


"It's cruel and magnificent at the same time," Griezmann said after the final, as per Sky Sports.

"We've lived through some extraordinary moments, and the saddest moments as well. We have to learn.

"But tonight we gave it all and we have no regrets. I'm proud of the squad, proud of everybody. Now we have to come back stronger.

"This time we didn't manage it, unlike against Germany. It is a pity. We hit the post, I had chances as well and I almost scored. The goalkeeper played well, too. It's frustrating, but we must come back stronger.

"Maybe later I can feel proud, but for now, it's about the group," Griezmann said, after picking up the Golden Boot award. 

"I'm very disappointed for my team-mates. I really wanted to offer them this trophy, but I couldn't score and I'm disappointed."

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