Antoine Griezmann, during a party against the Barcelona the past season

AT THE END, IN THE ATHLETIC CONVINCED HIM

Griezmann Admits that it was about to to give the 'OK' to the Barça

Published:19/11/2018 - 12:55h

Updated:19/11/2018 - 13:02h

The FC Barcelona tried fraguar the signing of Antoine Griezmann the past summer, but at the end the answer of the French finish being negative. This yes, did not go at all easy for him refuse to the Barcelona, as it has recognised in an interview

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They were not few the months in which the name of Antoine Griezmann sounded of tireless form like new reinforcement of the FC Barcelona. The French star had then a clause of rescission of 100 million euros, and the group culé was had to pay it. After multiple contacts and of the step of the months, however, Antoine Griezmann finish refusing to the Catalan entity through a documentary called 'The Decision', and that had the mediation of Gerard Hammered.

The footballer of the Athletic of Madrid took the decision to continue in Wanda Metropolitan and did it thanks to the support and confidence that showed him at all times his mates of staff and also the directors of the club, in addition to the 'Cholo' Simeone. In an interview conceded to 'Channel Football Club', Griezmann has explained how managed those moments.

"Be mate of Messi weighed, but my mates of team and the club did it everything..."

"It was a difficult decision to take. Have to the Barça that wants you, calls you, commands you small messages of part of the players or speeches with the family. And afterwards it is the club where are, where are an important player. And the Athletic of Madrid does a project to your around, does efforts so that you remain you, already was in shape of wage or sportive", remembers the Frenchman, that did not have it at all clear during several weeks and would have given the 'OK' to the FC Barcelona of have not been by the affection of his mates and his trainer.

"What changed the course (of the decision) was the trainer and my mates. After a party in which they whistled me (the last of the season, against the Eibar), came home by surprise to calm me, speak me and show me that had his confidence", signals Griezmann, appreciated to his mates of team by the support that showed him.

It refused to a Barça where would have played with Messi

Antoine Griezmann could have accompanied to Leo Messi in the FC Barcelona, something that would have loved him. At the end, however, it bet for being still in a club that to day of today follows to rebufo of the Barcelona in the classification of LaLiga Santander 2018-19

"Be mate of Messi weighed, but my mates of team and the club did it everything, spoke with me, increased me the wage, did all the possible to show me that it was my house and that did not have to leave me", stands out Griezmann, that no arrepiente of the final decision.

The Athletic will struggle to the end by the title of LaLiga Santander 2018-19 with the FC Barcelona, or this foresees , and already has foot and half in the eighth of final of the Champions League. The season is ilusionante for Griezmann and his... As it would have been it also in the Camp Nou.

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