Antoine Griezmann played Mario Kart to bond with his new teammates at Barcelona

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Antoine Griezmann finally completed his long-awaited move to Barcelona in the offseason.

The French World Cup winner had been linked with the Spanish giants for years, and eventually made the switch from Atletico Madrid to Catalonia in the summer.

It was a controversial move, to say the least, especially after the Frenchman had repeatedly emphasised that his loyalties lay in Madrid.

However, he seems to have put all the animosity behind him and looks to have settled well into his new surroundings.

Joining a squad made up of a gaggle of superstars is never easy, and integrating into that dressing room environment can often be the making of a players time at clubs of the magnitude of Barcelona.

Fortunately for Griezmann though, he was able to sell himself to his new teammates pretty quickly, and it’s all thanks to Mario Kart.

Yes, you read that right - that famous little plumber really came through for the 28-year-old.

During their pre-season tour of Japan, Ousmane Dembele encouraged Griezmann to buy a Nintendo Switch and join the internal players league as a means of forming stronger bonds with his new colleagues.

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According to AS, the league includes the likes of Dembele, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and champion karter Carles Aleña.

It seems to have worked a trick too, with Griezmann looking at home in the Barcelona colours.

Who would have thought of using Mario Kart for that purpose? Genius.

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Barcelona’s stuttering start to the season has come as a bit of a surprise to everyone, but, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez due back soon, Griezmann could be raking in the wins before we can say ‘Mamma mia.’

Hopefully, he can do it on the field, because according to the report in AS, he isn’t anywhere near winning the Mario Kart league.

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