Returning to Atlà © tico de Madrid player just eight days ago, Antoine Griezmann was illustrated with a brace on Tuesday night in the 2-0 victory in Madrid. France team against Finland. Six days before, he was already the sole scorer for the Blues against Bosnia-Herzegovina (1-1). After this great victory, the French number 7 flew directly from Lyon to join the Spanish capital and find the Atlà © ti, which he left. © there are only two seasons. After a brief and unflattering stint at FC Barcelona, ​​with only 35 goals scored in 102 games, â € œ Grizouâ €? finds the club which blew it up at the highest level. Between 2014 and 2019, he scored no less than 133 goals in 257 games in all competitions with the Colchoneros. Stats that the Frenchman undoubtedly wishes to find on his “return home”, as the player wrote on Instagram.

Eight days after his signing in the final moments of the transfer window, Antoine Griezmann arrived in Madrid. A flight between Lyon and the capital of Madrid followed live by supporters of Atlà © tico, still divided between resentment and hope. If it is certain that his return to Atlà © ti was initially greeted as a “good surprise” by the aficion colchonero, many are waiting an apology from the player. His plaque in front of the Wanda Metropolitano is indeed constantly soiled by the supporters, who consider him a traitor to have left Atlà © tico in this way. Two years later and after his failure at FC Barcelona, ​​Griezmann returns to the club that brought him to the highest level, to which he owes a lot. Blanc, in tribute to his three children born on April 8, arrives in an environment which is nevertheless rather favorable to him, although different. Having never severed his ties with Atlà © ti executives, Antoine Griezmann has often been seen on vacation with them during his time at Barça. Last summer, he notably left with Diego Simeone and his family. The two men have always been very close, and the Madrid press often recalls that “El Cholo” would have long pushed internally for a return of â ???? Grizouâ ???? at the Wanda Metropolitano. A desire finally reciprocated since the attacker agreed to lower his salary by 40% to be able to return, from 26 million gross per year in Catalonia to 15.6 million euros gross.

Fred Hermel revealed elsewhere in After that it had been “several months” that the attacker had called Koke “every week” “to ask Simeone to do so. Our Spanish football specialist also welcomed the Frenchman’s return to the Spanish capital: “To be taken over by the man who gave it up.” brought him to the top level, this is very good news for Griezmann and for the France team. “

Between his financial efforts and his closeness to the rest of the group, the “little prince” of Atlético has all the cards in hand for a “smooth” return, before some sporting performances necessary for to silence the most skeptics once and for all. Having lost nothing of his physical game developed during his five seasons with the Colchoneros, he should quickly find the automatisms requested by Simeone. A game made up of races and participation in defensive tasks which have moreover slowed down his integration into Barça, which favors more a positional game. He has not lost any of his scoring instinct either, like his good performances in the blue jersey despite his desert crossing in Catalonia, but must regain confidence which animated it before its departure at Barça.

Arrived with a smile and warmly welcomed by Stefan SaviÄ ?? at the training center of Atlético de Madrid, the former Barcelonan has already found his former teammates and Diego Simeone, who took him in his arms . However, if the whole team seems delighted with his return, integration into this new Atlético de Madrid, who became Spanish champion last season, is at risk of serious damage. ?? being somewhat complicated for “El Principito”. Simeone’s team now evolves in a 4-4-2 or even 3-5-2 system in which the French will have to fit in, where Angel Correa seems to have taken his natural position: second striker alongside Luis Suarez. Unless the Argentine coach revises his plans to return to the systems in which his darling has shone for five seasons.

At the time, Griezmann was the star of the team, playing in false 9 or position number 10 and was put in the best position to shine. . After two years of scarcity at Barça, he must now regain his sense of goal if he wishes to register as an indisputable holder. Lâ ???? Atlà © tico, who has since won without him and is one of the title contenders this season, does not need France as much anymore. §Ais to shine. In a more offensive game, Simeone can now count on Joao Felix, Matheus Cunha, Yannick Carrasco, Luis Suarez and Angel Correa on the front of the attack and should call into question the system which is there. ?? won to integrate the French. Antoine Griezmann however retains a certain status with the Colchoneros, being the fifth best scorer in the history of the club, but will have a lot to do to win against so many competitors and for the better. – to be signing its rebirth.