Barcelona and France striker Antoine Griezmann is at present on the point of attempt to win Euro 2020 together with his nationwide aspect, however on the way in which to the event he’s been exhibiting off his abilities in a special recreation: Football Manager, the place he’s been doing very effectively certainly.
Here’s Griezman, laptop computer out in mid-air, boasting that his beloved…Newcastle United have simply completed the quintuple (in 2027), profitable the Premier League, Champion’s League, FA Cup, Super Cup and Community Shield. For reference, no English membership has ever achieved this feat in actual life, and whereas counting the Community Shield is a bit naff, it does technically rely as silverware.
For non-football followers, Newcastle (who Griezmann has by no means performed for) are a once-proud membership—in dwelling reminiscence they’ve been Premier League runners-up and common Champions League contestants—who thanks to the negligence of current owner Mike Ashley have spent most of the last decade in the bottom half of the table while operating on a shoestring budget.
Which in all probability explains why Griezmann is enjoying as them; taking a crew from rags to riches is all the time a enjoyable problem in a sports activities recreation, and whereas Newcastle aren’t precisely rags—they’re nonetheless within the Premier League!—it’s actually more durable work getting them to the top of world soccer than it was his former Football Manager side, Arsenal.
If you’re questioning how precisely he obtained the Toon to the highest, the actual fact he managed to lure (the digital model of) France teammate Kylian Mbappe away from PSG and tempt him to Newcastle for €134 million may clarify a bit. Not positive Mbappe would have made the transfer if Steve Bruce was nonetheless in cost, particularly since, as you’ll be able to see in the direction of the tip of the video, he’s not precisely sizzling on the climate up north.