THE FRENCH SINCERE
Griezmann: "I went to Barça to learn another football"
Published:12/12/2019 - 10:57h
Updated:12/12/2019 - 10:57h
Antoine Griezmann decided to change air last summer and was transferred from Atlético de Madrid to FC Barcelona. In a recent interview he talked about it
Antoine Griezmann was the signing crashes of the FC Barcelona at the end of the past season. The Catalan club paid 120 million euros for doing with his services the past summer and, since, the French forward is in a process of adaptation in which it expects to turn into a key player for the collective successes.
The Frenchman looked to his starts in the Real Sociedad, where learnt a style of game asociativo that had to change after arriving to the Athletic of Madrid. "All what is my game of first touch, of walls, to look to forward, learnt it in the Real. The base of my game, thanks to to the Real, when I noticed a change was when fiché by the Atleti, went a very hard change", said, adding that Diego Pablo Simeone "did not leave me do what did I in the Real".
Like rojiblanco, learnt a lot tácticamente. "Always it had to Simeone asking me more and asking me things that did not have, work for the team. In the Real did not go down so much. It cost me until December but learnt defensivamente, tacticamente and was more goleador thanks to him. All what learn save it. I put it to the service of the team. I noticed a change in my second year of the Atleti, where said 'this is the player that want to be'. I took of the Real and of the Atleti and carried me until being champion of the world", explained.
"I did not go me of the Atleti to win Champions, went me to learn another football"
Griezmann Recognised not being an expert of the dribbling and admitted to feel safer in the combination. "I do not have one against one or a lot of dribbling. In the Real always looked for walls or game to a touch or go in in the area and create danger. When game to the football do what goes out me, do not think a lot. If I am bad or sad in my private life, in the field goes to notice", affirmed.
The Frenchman ensured that his decision of fichar by the FC Barcelona did not go to treat to win more titles, but to learn. "I did not go me of the Atleti for winning Champions, neither win more titles. I went me of the Atleti to learn a new game, new philosophies. Learn another football, another team. The Atleti can win the league and the Champions any year", manifested.
Also it admitted that it has to learn to adapt to the philosophy of game of the Barça. "I have to learn a new position and understand also to my new mates. I do not have pillados the movements of Luis, of Messi, of the means, of my side. Messi is incredible, it is necessary to enjoy it, is a show see him play and play with him", commented.
His worst memory
Griezmann Remembered to happen it very bad after failing the penalti in the final of Champions League of 2016 in Saint Siro. "I think a lot. It hurts a lot. It did us lose the final, if it put it did the second immediately. We had gone out very well, we were tightening up. Always it goes me to hurt, although it win it with the Barça. It will hurt me the same this final with the Atleti was my aim, the one of all the club and had it in the feet. I can not give course backwards, if no already would have done it. Inside 10 or 15 years goes me to hurt the same", sentenced.