Antoine Griezmann, together with Cholo Simeone


Simeone pronounces on the transfer of Griezmann

Published:20/07/2019 - 11:27h

Updated:20/07/2019 - 11:27h

Antoine Griezmann decided to leave Atlético de Madrid to sign for FC Barcelona despite the fact that Diego Pablo Simeone wanted to keep him

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The next season, Diego Pablo Simeone will not be able to have the one who during the last five years had been the angular stone of his team: Antoine Griezmann. The French forward decided to abandon the Athletic of Madrid to face new challenges with the FC Barcelona, by what left to the 'colchoneros' without the reference of his game.

Simeone Is one of the people that better knows to Antoine Griezmann and, in an extensive telephone interview with the Argentinian channel TyC Sports, spoke on the fly of the French to the FC Barcelona. The Argentinian technician showed appreciated with the player and recognised to be proud to have him been able to train during time.

The trainer 'colchonero' remarked the five big years of football that Griezmann devoted to the Athletic. "I value a lot of what did Griezmann in his five years with us. It is a moment important in his career, goes to an extraordinary team like the Barcelona. I spoke a lot with him and I am appreciated to the people that has been with us", aimed.

Besides, Simeone feels partícipe of the round of the Frenchman to the elite. "When it came, it played like steering wheel or extreme by outside, by 25 millions. I said that it had to play by the half, goes to tire to do goals with his diagonals. It understood it and it attained it. It puts me happy like trainer", ensured.

The 'Cholo' has clear that Griezmann can do a big campaign with the FC Barcelona. "I want it a lot, have big relation with him and the family. It goes to a big team where plays very well, and if it sustains his rhythm, that carried it between the best, will do a big season", said. Finally, it wanted to defend him: "it Worked like the best, grew like player because he proposed it to him, decided to listen us".

Griezmann, reconverted to scorer

Griezmann Is a very contrasted player by the big quantity of things that does well. It treats of a versatile forward, that feels comfortable incorporating of second line from the mediapunta. The goal is one of his big virtues and the past campaign annotated 21, although in the four previous never went down of the 25 so many.

All this came propiciado by this change of position of the that spoke Simeone. In the Real Sociedad, Griezmann was extreme pure, but in the Athletic centred his position by behind the '9' and improved his provision. Now, it will try to contribute all his football to the FC Barcelona.

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