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Griezmann: “My goal celebration is a tribute to Drake”

Atlético Madrid will be hoping to see the celebration on Saturday.

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Antoine Griezmann has been stealing the headlines of late. Atlético Madrid’s talisman hasn’t hit the back of the net since the end of September in any competition. He is hoping, however, to change that against Real Madrid.

“We are hungry to win the first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano and the fans will surely come with the same hunger to win,” the Frenchman told Mundo Deportivo. “When the fans come to the game and roar us on, it’s really difficult for our opponents. It’s a plus and it’s true that it helps when they push us. The Calderón was the same but I think the Wanda is a lot noisier. It’s a very important game for the fans, for the club and for any player to play in and during the week there’s a lot of tension and eagerness to play the game.”

Griezmann also talked about pressure and how his recent goal drought doesn’t qualify.

“The only time I felt pressure was when I had my daughter and she was just a few months old,” he said. “That was pressure.”

The 26-year-old also discussed his now-famous “Hotline Bling” goal celebration.

“It’s a tribute to Drake,” he said. “In one of his videos, he is dancing like that and it was in my head one day and then I continued doing it. When the kids go on social media they always do that gesture and it’s true that it makes me happy.”