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Antoine Griezmann Expresses Delight After Equalling Michel Platini's France Goal Tally

Ali Shibil Roshan
Griezmann now has 41 goals for France
Griezmann now has 41 goals for France / John Berry/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann has expressed his delight after he became France's joint-third top scorer of all time with his brace against Finland.

Griezmann scored France's both goals in their 2-0 win over Finland, taking his international goal tally to 41, putting him level with Michel Platini.

Speaking after the match, Griezmann said he feels 'great source of pride' after equalling Platini's tally for France.

"It's a great source of pride," Griezmann told TF1 [via Goal]. "Since I've been here, since 2014, I always try to bring the best, whether it's goals, with my defensive or offensive work."

"There have been others. But I am very happy with my performance and that of the team," added Griezmann when asked if the performance vs Finland was his finest for France.

Meanwhile, Griezmann sealed a move away from FC Barcelona in the summer transfer window as he returned to Atletico Madrid on an initial one-year loan with the option for a second year and an obligation to make it a permanent transfer.

Griezmann had previously spent five successful seasons with Atletico Madrid between 2014 and 2019 before joining Barcelona, and will be looking to impress in his return to the defending La Liga champions.