Returning to Atletico de Madrid in the offseason after two years of struggles at FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann owes the success of this operation to his captain Koke, in particular according to Frédéric Hermel.
After two seasons in which he never managed to make a place for himself in the hearts of the Blaugrana supporters of FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann was pushed out during the last hours of the summer transfer window largely for financial reasons, Barça going through a very delicate economic pass. Back home, as he himself made it known on his Twitter account following the announcement of his loan with an almost compulsory purchase option due to the conditions at Atletico de Madrid, Antoine Griezmann can say thank you to Koke and Diego Simeone for having extricated him from the negative spiral in which he was at FC Barcelona.
“Griezmann’s overall image since his Real Sociedad debut is very good. He made a monumental mistake signing for Barca. (…) He is very popular in the locker room, besides why he comes back too is because Koke, the captain also talks to Simeone. It was not easy for Simeone on paper to bring a player back like that. He knew very well that Griezmann in two seconds he was accepted. Nobody blamed Griezmann, because he’s a really good guy. Griezmann’s problem is that he really should have been better advised in recent years. When he was with Eric Olhats, the man who discovered him for Real Sociedad, he was well advised and knew where to go. Today it is family run and sometimes it is better to have ultra-professional rather than family management. The big communication mistakes were made by Griezmann ”. said Frédéric Hermel in recent hours on the set of After Foot on the airwaves of RMC.
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