Antoine Griezmann is also great at goalkeeper, as he proved in training

BY Caitlin Murray • January 14, 2017

If the Ballon d’Or voting panel is to be believed, Antoine Griezmann is the third-best player in the world. And what makes him so good is his goal-scoring knack as a striker.

But as it turns out, he might have a future on the other end of the pitch. He slotted in as goalkeeper for Atletico Madrid training this week and, well, it’s hard to argue with the video evidence.

https://twitter.com/saulniguez/status/819537983674130432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Credit to Saul Niguez for a nice, curling free kick that was heading near the upper-left corner. But Griezmann dived at full stretch to palm it away, which was pretty darn impressive.

The 5-foot-7 striker won't be pushing Jan Oblak out of his starting goalkeeper spot anytime soon. But it’s nice to know that if Atletico Madrid gets into a crazy game scenario where they run out of subs and lose their goalkeeper, Griezmann can handle the job.

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