He’s back. After three seasons at Barça where he was never really able to express himself, Antoine Griezmann returned home to Atlético. If his return was complicated, benched, targeted, the vice captain of the France team is now back at the highest level with the Colchoneros. This Sunday, “Grizou” will undoubtedly be the man to follow and could play a dirty trick on his former teammates, under a background of resentment.
Decisive and influential, he has so far scored 12 goals and provided 10 assists since the start of the season in 39 games in all competitions. Statistics worthy of the great era of Griezmann at Atlético. For the daily AS, the French confided and returned to this particular period. “Yes, when I arrived I knew I had to make myself small for everything I had done to the fans. I worked, this year too. I started the season playing only 30 minutes because contract problems, but I didn’t care. I wanted to be here, enjoy here. By working, football shows you and your colleagues that you don’t have to stop fighting. All the effort I “I have provided since my arrival are bearing fruit and my colleagues are helping me. I enjoy myself on the pitch, with the people who come to the stadium… When I enjoy myself, it shows on the pitch.”
Best player in La Liga?
For some, Antoine Griezmann is even considered the best player in La Liga. The main interested party, even if he does not confirm it, believes that he is having a full season, perhaps the best. “I think it’s my most complete version in terms of assists, play…Before the game was more vertical, deeper, we were looking for space…Now we have players who like to associate more , I’m adapting to that and trying to find my place. I’m very happy with my performance this year, but I haven’t reached my maximum and I hope to be able to reach it as soon as possible.”