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I'm still far from Platini's record, says France hero Griezmann

Updated: Jul 08, 2016 11:08 IST

Madrid, July 8 (ANI): After guiding France into the Euro Championship final, star striker Antoine Griezmann has brushed aside comparisons with Michel Platini, saying he is still far from the French football legend's record of nine goals in a single tournament.

"I'm glad to be scoring goals, but I'm still far from Platini's total," Griezmann was quoted as saying in Spanish newspaper Marca. "I hope to one day get close to his tally."

The Atletico Madrid forward scored twice to increase his tally to six as hosts France defeated world champions Germany 2-0 in a pulsating semifinal clash in Marseille on Friday.

The 25-year-old also credited the whole team and the whole staff for their inspiring run in the tournament and expressed hope that his side will continue similar show in the final as well.

Reflecting on his opening goal from the penalty spot, Griezmann said he was determined to erase his Champions League misery when he missed his crucial penalty in the final loss against Real Madrid in May.

France will now face Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in the mouth-watering summit clash at Stade de France on Sunday. (ANI)