Antoine Griezmann Calls on Atletico Madrid Fans to End Continuous Protest Against Club Owners

Antoine Griezmann Calls on Atletico Madrid Fans to End Continuous Protest Against Club Owners

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  • Antoine Griezmann wants Atletico Madrid supporters to fix their broken relationship with the La Liga club owners
  • The French forward scored a decisive goal against Athletic Bilbao during a La Liga match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
  • Atletico Madrid strengthened their grip on qualification for the Champions League after moving to fourth on the La Liga table

Antoine Griezmann has revealed the constant protests from Atletico Madrid supporters against the club’s owners has made their home matches more difficult.

Some Rojiblancos supporters constantly whistle and chant in protest against the ownership of the club, in particular Miguel Angel Gil Marin and his family, and have asked for the CEO to leave the club.

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid, La Liga, Spain, France
Antoine Griezmann says games at the Wanda Metropolitano have become more difficult due to the constant protests from supporters. Photo by Quality Sport Images.
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According to Football Espana, Griezmann has now called for the supporters to end their protest as it is having a negative impact on the team.

“Ultimately, it’s about streaks, and I hope I can score more goals, but it’s true that it’s more difficult here because of the fans.

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“I hope they can fix it as soon as possible because we need them. With them, no doubt we can go much further.”

Atletico Madrid moved within two points of Real Sociedad in third and maintained a four-point gap over Real Betis in fifth in their bid for Champions League qualification.

Griezmann strike earns Atletico win

Meanwhile, Griezmann scored a brilliant late goal to claim a battling 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano on February 19, Sportstar reports.

It was only their fifth home victory in a difficult season that saw them eliminated from the UCL in the group stage and the Copa del Rey in the quarter-finals.

Griezmann's goal was his 14th in 30 games against Bilbao, the most the French forward has scored against any team in his professional career.

Griezmann praised by France coach

Sports Brief also reported on Griezmann being one of France's most important players, since making his debut for Les Bleus in February 2014.

The Atletico Madrid forward has come in handy in several positions for France, including leading striker, attacking midfielder, winger, and central midfielder.

Griezmann currently occupies the midfield with Aurelien Tchouameni and Adrien Rabiot, in absence of the injured Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kanté.