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Griezmann plans to make history alongside Messi at Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann considers Lionel Messi to be “the strongest player in the world” and intends to “write history” alongside the mercurial Argentine at Barcelona.

The France international forward has overcome a slow opening to his time at Camp Nou to start delivering the goods on a more regular basis.

It was Griezmann’s brace which allowed Barca to avoid a Copa del Rey upset against minnows Ibiza last time out.

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