Griezmann’s sister attacked


By: Nicolas Gerbault

RMC’s Spanish football specialist Frédéric Hermel assures that Antoine Griezmann is not a “huge world star” because he is poorly advised by those around him. She is the big sister who has managed the entire career of the vice-captain of the Blues since 2017.

Essential to the French team during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and flamboyant with Atlético, Antoine Griezmann, 33 years old next March, has completely relaunched his career since his departure from Barça in the summer of 2021. Frédéric Hermel , correspondent for 20 years in Madrid for The Team and RMC (he is now based in Paris to participate in Estelle Midi), praised “Grizi,” which “ has everything, discipline, game intelligence, listening to his coach “, but without ” the global recognition it deserves “.

He is someone who, if given better advice, would be a huge world star », Launched the 53-year-old journalist, in theAfter Foot last Sunday, before denouncing: “ If Griezmann is not captain of the France team, it is the fault of those around him. You have to campaign for this kind of thing. Griezmann didn’t do it or didn’t do it well, he doesn’t know how to play with the media like Mbappé does “. Griezmann has only been vice-captain since the retirement of Hugo Lloris and promotion of Mbappé by Didier Deschamps.

For Hermel, Griezmann is “ a fabulous guy, a good family man, who has a very simple life “, ” a normal guy, maybe too normal ” And ” this good friend side spoils his image » and does not allow him to be “ an international star » like the multiple Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and now Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. The columnist also recalls that Messi, who did not “ lots of charisma “, has been ” served by his talent but also by enormous communication at Barça and Argentina “.

“Sometimes it is better to have ultra-professional management rather than family”

This is not the first time that Fred Hermel has attacked those close to the native of Mâcon and he is clearly targeting Maud Griezmann, the player’s big sister. In October 2021, he estimated that “Grizi” was “ well advised and knew where to go » with Eric Olhats, the former Real Sociedad recruiter who discovered him and took him under his wing upon arriving in the Basque Country. And that'” today it has family management and, sometimes, it is better to have ultra-professional management rather than family “.

After parting ways with his mentor Eric Olhats in 2017, Griezmann asked his big sister to look after him. La Mâconnaise, a graduate in public relations, was first the press officer for number 7, before managing her entire career as a players’ agent. In 2018, Hermel destroyed the documentary Decision in which the best player of Euro 2016 announced his choice to stay at Atlético rather than go to Barça, making fun of a telephone exchange between brother and sister.

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