Antoine Griezmann still can’t do it


Atlético de Madrid were once again hot. Manhandled in the Madrid suburbs by Getafe on Tuesday evening, the Matelassiers won on the wire 2-1 thanks to Luis Suarez in stoppage time and retain the lead in La Liga. Like last season and against Espanyol ten days ago (2-1 victory), it was the “Cholo-time” that made the difference. First led to the score, the club of Diego Simeone was well helped by the expulsion of Carles Aleña 15 minutes from time to reverse the situation. At ten against eleven, the Azulones ended up breaking twice.

The gunslinger did not ask for so much, he who was going through a very complicated match to, in the end, get away with a double (78th, 90th + 1), and offer victory to his family. The contrast with Antoine Griezmann is also striking. Positioned in support of the Uruguayan, the French still experienced a very ordinary match, despite a certain will. We saw him strike twice on goal, touch relatively few balls in the end (36 in 67 minutes of play for 11 lost) and win 4 duels out of 6. Since his return in the form of a loan with an option to buy, he still did not find the way to the nets.

Simeone takes time

Statistics that say a lot about his lack of influence in the game of his team. “It’s normal, defended Diego Simeone in a press conference after the meeting. He is very excited to come back and is adjusting to this new Atlético, which is not the one he was in, but I have no doubt that it will be what we expect. ” The Argentine coach leaves time for his “Little Prince”, but the finding is still cruel. It was in the absence of Griezmann and once in numerical superiority that Atlético reversed the match.

Especially since the competition especially among the attackers is fierce among the Colchoneros. “Cunha arrived recently, he didn’t have a preseason. Correa arrived before starting La Liga, he played very well. It regains its continuity. Luis (Suarez) made his comeback late but he’s coming back well. Griezmann, with this comeback that was so dear to him, is on the verge of becoming the player he was once again. João Félix had not started for four or five months. You have to work and wait. Anyone would have taken Suarez out in this game and Suarez scored. ” Griezmann still has work to do before regaining the form that guided him during his first visit to the capital of Madrid.

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