Last week, the footballer Antoine Griezmann has shaken the world of football, but also that of literature. The striker of Atletico Madrid has announced on his Facebook page, the publication of several novels for children and inspired by his personal history. "To become a professional footballer, I had to overcome obstacles and never give up. Today I am father of a little Mia and I have to extend my heart of human and sporting values to the younger, "says the athlete in his post. Indeed, before becoming the professional that we know today the player had to face multiple rejections from the clubs because of a physical deemed too frail.
The first two volumes of the saga entitled "Goal! "Released in bookstores on October 12, and will stage a little boy named Tony Grizi. By publishing these novels, which he himself wrote, Antoine Griezmann and his team hope pass values as "team spirit, tolerance, mutual aid or determination. "His publisher says:" Antoine Griezmann was fully invested in the writing of novels, in collaboration with Olivia Dieuleveult and Fabrice Colin. (...) It really is something close to his heart. "
As for the illustrator of novels, Isabelle Escalante, she was selected through a competition launched on the social network Facebook by the athlete himself. A total of six volumes are expected by February 2019.