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Atletico Madrid, France star Griezmann a massive fan of Man Utd great Beckham

Antoine Griezmann has revealed his strong admiration for David Beckham.

The Atletico Madrid and France forward admits he grew up hanging on everything the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG and LA Galaxy midfielder did.

Griezmann, currently in his homeland for Euro2016 with Les Bleus, says he even tried to do his hair like 'Becks' as an 11-year-old.

"I am a massive fan of his. On the pitch he had class and off it he was always very clean and well dressed," Griezmann said.

"I remember the 2012 Olympics in London when he was in the boat with the Olympic torch and his hair didn't move!

"At first I wanted to have the same hairstyle, but then he had his hair long and for me it was too long to wait six months for mine to grow.

"I've calmed down a bit with the dyes and such but I like to change it regularly.

"I play with long sleeves because that's what he did and I also wear the No. 7 as that was his number.

"However, it's also true that I'm not like him because I'm quite shy, but that's something I'm trying to improve upon and I'm working with my sister on that."

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