Antoine Griezmann took on the robot goalkeeper challenge and, unlike Lionel Messi, needed some cunning deception to beat it.
The Atletico Madrid star appeared on Spanish TV this week, where he was tasked with taking on an ‘unbeatable’ robot goalkeeper.
Griezmann saw his first attempt saved, but used cunning wit to beat the ‘keeper the second time around. Scroll down the page to check out the 24-year-old’s trickery.
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Messi has also taken on the challenge but he simply blasted the ball past the robot.
Griezmann achieved it, but with a hint of deception.
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The Madrid forward has been a revelation this season, scoring 22 goals in all competitions for Diego Simeone’s team.
In fact, it’s been an impressive season all around for the La Liga club. They trail only Barcelona in the La Liga standings, while a 0-0 draw at PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie leaves them favourites to reach the quarter-finals.
The Frenchman has long been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital, with Manchester United rumoured to be interested.
Manchester United are interested
However, the Red Devils were dealt a blow when he told RMC, per the Mirror: “My goals are to try to go as far as possible in the Champions League and then win the European Championship.
“I do not want to leave.”
That isn’t to say Griezmann’s head won’t be turned, however. The £60 million rated star would be in line for a pay rise if he moved to England, although he would probably be forced to sacrifice Champions League football if he joined United in the summer.
The Red Devils’ best hope of qualifying for Europe’s elite tournament is by winning this season’s Europa League, but a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the first leg of their last-16 tie leaves them facing an uphill battle.
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal’s team are sixth in the Premier League, three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.
Battle to finish in top four
That isn’t an insurmountable gap by any means. However, if United’s past two performances are anything to go by, they’ll do well to finish sixth.
The club followed up a disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Brom with a dire performance against Liverpool that led to heavy criticism from Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand.
And, though signing Griezmann would help, United’s biggest need could be a change in manager.
There is no direction under Van Gaal and he is hurting the club’s chances of signing world-class talent.
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