EURO 2020

"Ronaldo is a Source of Inspiration for Everyone" - Antoine Griezmann Lavishes Praise on Portugal Captain

Ali Shibil Roshan
Ronaldo and Griezmann
Ronaldo and Griezmann / Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo, describing the Portuguese superstar as an inspiration for everyone.

Griezmann will be up against Ronaldo when France take on Portugal in their final group stage game of Euro 2020, and the Frenchman will be hoping to aid his side to victory over the tournament's defending champions and progress to the round-of-16.

Ronaldo, though, could spoil their plans, with the Portuguese in fine form, having already amassed three goals and an assist in the competition so far. Speaking on Sunday, Griezmann was full of praise for Ronaldo, and said what the Portuguese is doing at the age of 36 is extraordinary.

"Ronaldo is a source of inspiration for everyone," Griezmann said, as quoted by The Guardian. "It is extraordinary what he's doing at 36 years old. No one will be able to touch him. We are lucky to be able to watch him play. Cristiano is still dominant, he's a great finisher and a complete player who can score with his left, his right or his head. He's a great example for all young players and for not so young people too. He can show a lot of people how to play."

Meanwhile, both Portugal and France will be hoping to get the better of other and seal qualification to next round of competition, and leave nothing to luck.