The party that the Atlético de Madrid beat the FC Barcelona last saturday in the Metropolitan Wanda left a lot of good news for the rojiblanco team. However, there were also some circumstances that must ‘occupy’ as I would say Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of the team, the coach of the mattress box.
One of them is the adaptation of Antoine Griezmann. The match of San siro, during the week, it seemed to end the debate, since the Frenchman scored the tying goal against the AC Milan and he was also more refined than he had been since he returned to the rojiblanco team.
However, neither in that meeting nor before him FC Barcelona, the French started. It is clear that this return to the mattress team has not been as he dreamed it. Griezmann have a problem right now. And that problem is called Thomas lemar and above all Joao Felix. The great moment of his teammates, they close the door of ownership in the short term. Obviously Luis Suarez seems untouchable for Simeone right now with the five goals that he adds.
That is, that of Macon A situation was encountered that you did not expect when you returned to the Metropolitan. Starting with the suspicion on the part of the fans, who did not forgive him for leaving the club a couple of years ago. In fact, before the Barça there were still whistles when he jumped onto the pitch.
And then because the Athletic The one that the Frenchman returned to is not by far the Atlético from which he left. You could say that before, the team revolved around him on offense. And today there are footballers with more hierarchy than him in the team. Players like Suárez, Llorente, Carrasco, Correa, Joao Félix… Footballers who led Atlético to win The league in the past course and that the site and the stripes were earned. After the game of Getafe, the Argentine made one question clear: “This Atlético is no longer the one he was in.”
TOTAL CONFIDENCE, LESS WEIGHT
Simeone He fully trusts him, but he will have to earn the opportunities on the field. “I trust Antoine absolutely. It is very important for our team and what I had to say to him and what I would like him to grow, I have already told him ”, expressed the Cholo in these weeks. “Let’s hope he gets better, that he can respond to all the people who are criticizing him at this time. He has a challenge ahead of him as a result of what happened in the past ”, he added.
For now, the version that has been seen of Griezmann It is lower than that of the last rojiblanco seasons. For example, right now he averages 1.2 shots on goal in League, when in his last season he averaged 3.1 shots per game, more than double. We already said that the team played a good part for him.
His participation in the game has diminished in this new stage: 17.8 passes on average with a success of 12.4 on average, when in 18/19 he averaged 37.5 on average per game with a success of 28.1 on average. average per encounter. His ratio of key passes, those that generate dangerous chances, is now 0.6, when in his last campaign it was 1.7 on average per game.
He also dribbles less, 0.4 successful dribbles on average per game (0.8 attempts), when in his last rojiblanco season he had an average of 1.2 attempts with a 0.5 success rate.