NO RENCOR TO THE FRENCHMAN
Simeone's message about Griezmann after his departure
Published:5/08/2019 - 19:55h
Updated:5/08/2019 - 19:55h
Antoine Griezmann decided to leave for FC Barcelona and Diego Pablo Simeone was left without his big star. The Argentine said he sensed his departure
During five seasons, Antoine Griezmann was the big star of the Athletic of Madrid, the man of offensive reference and the angular stone of the game of Diego Pablo Simeone. The technician of the team colchonero has conceded an extensive interview to the Argentinian newspaper The Nation in which it has spoken on the fly of the recent signing of the FC Barcelona.
Somehow, the 'Cholo' understood the stir caused in Wanda Metropolitan by the course of a so important footballer. "The of Griezmann was significant from the sportive. The others, of another way, have marked to fire the heart of inflate them of the Athletic. The numbers of Antoine are tremendos: in five years put between the five maxima goleadores of the history of the club", commented.
Simeone Ensured that intuía that the French would leave of the Athletic, but that it wanted to respect to the maximum the decision of the player. "When it came me to speak of his exit, I already it intuía. I think that it looked for the most adapted moment in his research to follow improving; it is young, has talent, is an extraordinary boy to the that want a lot. And the best way to keep this affection is from the respect", argued.
The trainer colchonero has clear that Griezmann wanted to progress and showed understanding. "I understand that the others also have needs. While the others have needs that do not alter mine, goes genial. If the one who remains alter mine, perhaps no longer finish like friends", sentenced.
Joao félix, the successor of Griezmann
The Athletic of Madrid has had big low this season, of course headed all they by the one of Griezmann for being the star of the Madrilenian group. This yes, with the money taken out by the French, the Athletic of Madrid tied to Joao Félix, a young Portuguese footballer that in this pre-season is leaving clear that maybe are in front of one of the better futures players of the world.
But in Wanda Metropolitan also will have to do to the idea that they have lost a lot of other footballers. Players like Diego Godín, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis, Juanfran or Rodri have abandoned the team this summer, by what the Argentinian will have to commission of recomponer to the group and to adapt the new signings as they can be Llorente, Beautiful or the own Joao Félix.