Fernando Torres has congratulated his Atletico Madrid team mate Antoine Griezmann for winning the two top awards at the just concluded Euro 2016 tournament.
Griezmann was impressive at the tournament, leading his country France to the final before they lost to Portugal in the final few minutes of the second half of extra time football.
Griezmann won the Golden Boot, after scoring twice as much as any player at the tournament with his six goal tally. The 25-year old player entered the tournament somewhat exhausted after his busy season for his club where he played at the UEFA Champions League final aside being among the top scorers in the La Liga where they finished third behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The Los Colchoneros player was awarded the best player of the tournament by the UEFA technical committee after the mundial despite losing it as hosts. Torres took to his Instagram page to pass across his best wishes, having won the same award himself back in 2012 when he netted three times and when Spain lifted their second successive Euro title.
“My sincere congratulations to my mate Antoine Griezmann, there could not be a better successor to the Golden Boot, you are great,” the Spaniard posted attaching a picture that showed both players with their respective awards from UEFA. Torres missed this year’s edition as former Spanish coach Vincent del Bosque felt he was not in top shape to participate, despite returning to his boyhood club and enjoying a decent campaign scoring ten goals.
Both players are set to play when the season resumes as Torres agreed to a one year deal that will keep him busy. Griezmann on the other hand, signed a new five year deal in June killing speculations that he could move to another club as admiration for the Frenchman increases.