Diego Simeone Praises Antoine Griezmann As French Attacker Finds Goal Scoring Form for Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone Praises Antoine Griezmann As French Attacker Finds Goal Scoring Form for Atletico Madrid

  • Antoine Griezmann scored a sensational goal for Atletico Madrid, directly from a corner kick against Real Betis
  • Diego Simeone is pleased to see Griezmann find his feet again at Madrid after a shaky start to the season
  • Barcelona and Atletico have come to an agreement that will see Griezmann move permanently back to Madrid

Antoine Griezmann is back to his best, and Diego Simeone loves it.

The Atletico Madrid manager had nothing but praise for the French attacker after his recent upturn in form.

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Diego Simeone has praised Antoine Griezmann for his form of late and said that the French attacker is back to his old self. Image: Diego Souto/ Fran Santiago
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Griezmann has endured a difficult start to the season as he was reduced to limited game time. The player swapped the Madrid club for Barcelona but failed to make his mark on the Catalan side.

Griezmann then returned to the Rojiblancos on loan from Barca and was subjected to less than 45 minutes of playing time every game.

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Atleti did this to avoid paying Barcelona a fee for Griezmann’s signature as part of their loan agreement. The two sides then met and agreed on a compromise, with Barca agreeing to sell the attacker to Atletico for a reduced price.

Since the news broke that Griezmann was back at his former side, he has been rejuvenated. Simeone is particularly happy with his performances, adding that the club had the Griezmann of old back, Football Espana reported.

What did Simeone say?

“I am very happy for Griezmann as he wants to be here at Atletico. We’re getting back to seeing the Griezmann we had before."

Simeone added that the Frenchman was a leader, something the club needed, and his teammates understood him.

Griezmann’s integration into the team is going seamlessly, and he’s finding his feet again. As noted by Transfermarkt, Griezmann has scored five goals in just 11 games this season. He’s also been directly involved in Atletico’s last five games, including scoring a brace against Real Betis. One of those goals was directly from a corner kick.

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Antoine Griezmann is operating on another level for Atletico Madrid at the moment.

The French attacker is back to his best at the La Liga side since Atletico and Barcelona agreed on terms for his signature. Sports Brief reported.

Griezmann was in particularly fine form for Diego Simeone’s side against Real Betis as he grabbed a brace in their victory.

Source: Sports Brief News