It would seem Antoine Griezmann is already preparing for a career in management when he retires from football after revealing he plays Football Manager – but the Frenchman couldn’t remember the name of his most recent signing from Liverpool.
The Atletico Madrid forward is best known for scoring goals in La Liga, having also enjoyed a spell at Barcelona.
Off the pitch, however, Griezmann is vying for promotion to the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers.
Speaking in an interview withESPN, the 32-year-old opened up on his latest Football Manager save, revealing that the board were keen to tie him down to a new deal.
Griezmann isn’t alone in his love for the computer game, with Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou also admitting he was a fan.
When asked how it was going, Griezmann replied: “I’m in the First Division, in sixth place. The board are very happy. They want to renew my contract.”
The France international then lifted the lid on his latest signing, claiming he had added Liverpool right-back Calvin Ramsay to his squad – although he couldn’t remember his name.
He said: “A young right back who was at Liverpool. he’s Scottish, but I can’t remember the name!”
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In real life, Ramsay is currently on loan at Preston North End, but has featured just twice for the Championship so far this season due to injury.
However, the 20-year-old looks set to return to action on the weekend, following a positive update from Preston North End boss. Ryan Lowe.
He said on Thursday: “Calvin is back as well. He’s trained with the group. He had a terrible, chesty cough and wasn’t feeling great. But, he’s had a couple of days back training with the group.”