• Title English : Behind the smile
• Author : Antoine Griezmann and Arnaud Ramsay
• Pages : 256 Sheet
• Publisher : J’ai lu [I read] (May 16, 2018)
• Collection : J’ai lu Biographie
• ISBN-10 : 2290163414
• ISBN-13 : 978-2290163412
• Product Dimensions : 17,8 x 1,5 x 11 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, EPub and Paperback
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6/10
♦ Description : “Lulled by football forever, Antoine Griezmann faces the rejection of French training centers: too small, too frail. At the age of 14, he left Mâcon to join Real Sociedad in the Spanish Basque Country, the only club to believe in his talent. As the incarnation of perseverance, he will be named the best player in the Spanish league with Atlético Madrid, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and voted best player and scorer of the Euro in 2016. His childhood, his unsuccessful attempts, behind the scenes ‘Euro, his exchanges with Didier Deschamps, his suspension of thirteen months of the national team after a release in a nightclub in Paris, the France-Germany match of November 13, 2015 while his sister was at Bataclan: the discreet striker gives himself for the first time with sincerity and frankness, without hiding anything from his doubts or his ambitions.
The confessions of the favorite footballer of the French.
“Today, I take full advantage. But behind the smile, I struggled. Before getting there, I often cried … “
Rejected by all the French training centers because of his size and his frail physique, Antoine Griezmann exiles himself in the Spanish Basque Country at the age of fourteen, the Real Sociedad of San Sebastián being the only club to believe in him. It will require perseverance foolproof to reach the summits.
Named in 2016 the best player in the Spanish league ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the 26-year-old striker performs feats with Atlético Madrid but also with the Blues at the Euro in France; they earned him the title of top scorer and best player of the competition.
Usually reserved and little talkative, the third Ballon d’Or has decided to return on his journey. Without hiding anything from his doubts or his ambitions, he gives himself for the first time: his childhood in Mâcon, centered on the ball, his unsuccessful attempts, behind the scenes of his fantastic Euro, his exchanges with Didier Deschamps, his suspension of thirteen month of the national team after a release in a Parisian nightclub, the France-Germany match at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015 while his sister was at the Bataclan …
The story of a champion like no other told with emotion, sincerity and outspokenness.”
“Born on March 21, 1991, Antoine Griezmann is the new star of French football. In 2016, he won third place in the Golden Ball, rewarding the best player in the world. Antoine Griezmann is the favorite footballer of the French. First recognized in Spain thanks to his performances with Atlético Madrid, he became a star in France after Euro 2016, where he finished top scorer and was voted best player. In 2016, he also placed third in the Golden Ball – rewarding the best player in the world.”
“Arnaud Ramsay is a French sports journalist, born in 1972. A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (ESJ Paris), he was editor in charge of sports in the daily France-Soir, between January 2010 and July 2011. has taught at the Practical Institute of Journalism (IPJ) and has signed in many publications: Paris-Match, Optimum, VSD, Super Foot Mag, So Foot, etc. He has notably collaborated on the autobiographies of Bixente Lizarazu and Mourad Boudjellal.”