Antoine Griezmann, during the Espanyol-Atlético of LaLiga


Gray afternoon for Griezmann on his return to Atlético de Madrid

Published:12/09/2021 - 18:07h

Updated:12/09/2021 - 18:07h

Griezmann did not start his second spell at Atlético de Madrid with his right foot. Against Espanyol, the Frenchman was missing and without much presence in the area

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The adaptation is a process and does not achieve overnight. To Antoine Griezmann, in the beginning of his second stage in the Athletic of Madrid, still is missing him to be able to be the player that the fans 'colchonera' wait, this same that shined during several years in Vicente Calderón and Wanda Metropolitan and that, with goals and asisencias, won a place 'of honour' in the history of the Madrilenian picture.

The illusions were put in him, from the beginning, especially after the doublet (and spectacular performance) with France in front of Finland. This Sunday, in the visit to the Espanyol of Barcelona, the 'Principito' was disappeared, without a lot of presence in the áreto and with only two clear occasions of face to the goal.

After the first chamber of hour of party, Griezmann signed a head butt after a barullo in the small area that had not reached to finish Luis Suárez or Ángel Correa. The French wanted to take advantage of that the balloon remained loose and caused danger, but was not sufficient to première like goleador.

To the half hour commanded a far shot that left very far of the goal of the guardameta 'perico', Diego López. Also it had another opportunity with a left of head for Carrasco, but the Belgian did not achieve to finish to sign the tables in the marker, after the goal of Raúl of Tomás in the 40.

Replaced to the hour of party

In the second half was much more missing and saw like the Athletic empató in the marker from the bench. JoãOr Félix go in to the field in the minute 59 to replace to Griezmann. Finally, it celebrated from out of the field the victory 'in extremis' (and very controversial, with goal of Thomas Lemar in the 90+9') of the Athletic in the fourth day of LaLiga Santander.

In press conference, the 'Cholo' Simeone aimed that it saw to Griezmann "quite well in the first time in a party that was not being well on our part. The Espanyol was better in this first part. In the second time change and look for other alternatives to what saw in the first part. The team did a second extraordinary time".

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