CFifty-eight minutes lasted Griezmann’s re-run with Atlético. The Frenchman who entered the eleven of Cholo did not shine in his return as rojiblanco. Difficult to decipher his position on the field, he did not find himself comfortable at any time. Perhaps when he was beginning to find himself better in the second half, the change came for Joao Félix. Simeone has task to find the best version of French in a team made.
When on May 18, 2019, Griezmann entered the changing room of Ciudad de Levante, his stage as rojiblanco was closing. A good part of the players who had formed the backbone of Simeone’s team said goodbye that night: Godín, Juanfran, Filipe, Griezmann himself … Although it was not official, a few days later it would be the French himself who would communicate it with a short farewell video. More than two years later, on September 12, 2021, Antoine began an adventure as a rojiblanco. He was putting on the Atlético shirt again.
What would have to have been a beautiful story with his wife in the stadium to witness the match ended with Antoine substituted as his team attempted the comeback against Espanyol who had been better during the first half. We will have to wait until Wednesday at the Wanda Metropolitano to see if Griezmann is fitting into the mattress gear.