“I’m happy to be home” has slipped Griezmann the few times he has faced the microphones that have scrutinized the course of his return to Atlético, a team where the Frenchman has shown himself to feel like nowhere else after his bad experience of two seasons in Bara.
And it is that the entity of the Metropolitan is the place where the now 8 rojiblanco has felt best. At least where he has felt as good as in the other place where he became a footballer, and a person, in the process that he lived to become one of the best players in the world. When in his own country they saw him small and weak to be a star in San Sebastián they molded him to the first line of continental football.
And it is before his Real society where the rojiblancos will officially close the season. A course where great heights were expected and that he would end up fighting for third place. That, collectively. In the individual of the own Antoine we meet a player who has not given what was expected of him.
beyond the effort and defensive commitment, where it is a reference, Griezmann’s numbers are far from what was expected of him. Barely eight total goals, just three in LaLiga and a 16-game streak that matches his worst since turning pro.
End the bad luck
Before the Royal Society, precisely, The Little Prince faces not overcome those 16 games without hitting the rival goal. 10 years ago, when he was still a meritorious player, he reached a figure that he has already equaled as a rojiblanco between the League, 12 games, and the Champions League, all four against the two Manchester teams.
Hence to score at the Reale Arena, Anoeta in his timeit is worth the French not to exceed that figure and to end the season with the feeling that the best Griezmann will be seen next year. The player himself trusts in it, as well as a Simeone who has not lost faith in him and who values other qualities of a player who returns to his other thing to put an end to bad luck.