Antoine Griezmann, current FC Barcelona player – formerly Atltico de Madrid and Real Sociedad – is preparing to compete in Euro 2020 with the French national team, but until then he is showing that He is an expert in football video games, or at least one in particular: Football Manager, the Sega manager. The player has shown on social networks his successes with Newcastle United -a team he has never played for in real life- that has won no less than five competitions in 2027: the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup, Super Cup and the Community Shield tournament -similar to the Super Cups of other countries-.
Why Newcastle? In the past it was one of the great teams in the Premier League, but in recent times poor management has relegated it to the bottom of the table and with a very tight budget. There is the merit of Griezmann, who has managed to take the club to the top starting from a “humble” beginning – as far as possible, as he is still in the Premier League – instead of choosing one of the most powerful teams in Europe.
One of the secrets of his success has been sign French teammate Kylian Mbappe for Newcastle, currently at PSG -and target of big clubs, such as Real Madrid- for no less than 134 million euros, a figure not excessively high for the prices that were paid in the market a few years ago for the big stars.
A game that served to simulate the main competitions without the Super League clubs
With the announcement of the Super League a few months ago, today a project that seems at least paralyzed, UEFA threatened to expel the clubs involved from all European competitions and leagues. Football Manager 2021 was then used as a simulator of the results of the next 25 years: Borussia Dortmund, PSG and Bayern will be the teams that benefit the most for the departure of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atltico de Madrid and the rest of the clubs that, initially, had shown their commitment to the Super League.