Atletico Successfully Wins But Griezmann Fails To Shine – 1NEWS

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Griezmann failed to mark his comeback to Atletico with good performance – Atletico Madrid won an important 2-1 victory in La Liga against Espanyol, but Antoine Griezmann failed to give his best in his comeback.

Returning to Atletico Madrid after moving to Barcelona in 2019, Antoine Griezmann failed to interpret his return to Diego Simeone’s team with a slick performance. The striker, who had just performed well in the international break with his country, was still unable to re-unite with his former team.

According to reports from Marca, Griezmann’s appearance still looks less compact and even often looks confused with every position on the front lines that he is trying to fill. The less convincing performance of the French national team bomber also did not go unnoticed by Simeone who chose to withdraw the player in the 58th minute and enter Joao Felix.

When Griezmann was substituted, Atleti were also 1-0 down from their opponents and the substitution ultimately had a more positive effect for Simeone’s men. That doesn’t mean the 28-year-old striker has lost his quality altogether, but for now he still doesn’t look comfortable with Los Rojiblancos.

Technically, Griezmann’s return will increase the strength of Atletico, especially in the front-line sector. A situation that Simeone really hoped for considering that last season they could be said to be quite dependent on Luis Suarez’s performance, especially in La Liga.

Griezmann’s return is certainly expected to be able to re-establish Atleti as a team that is not only solid in defense but will be able to take advantage and create opportunities better, especially in Europe. Los Rojiblancos certainly want to be able to return to being a strong team when competing in the Champions League, especially this season they are part of a tough group with Liverpool, AC Milan and FC Porto.

Last season, despite qualifying from the group stage, Los Rojiblancos struggled a bit because they often struggled to score goals. Apart from Griezmann, Atletico also brought in Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha.

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