Antoine Griezmann’s unfortunate hamstring injury prevented him from being a part of Atletico’s one to zero victory that they grabbed just recently in Real Betis, he has already had a rough start this season as he took some time to become his usual self, but after getting back to his level after the zero to zero draw between Atletico and Real Madrid, his team is going to be needing his prowess soon. Griezmann’s performance in Wanda Metropolitano was pretty low for this season where he only made 12 pass attempts and did not take any goal shots at all.
However, much to Atletico’s relief, Griezmann has come back on track ever since then and has performed two assists and made four goals in just four games, which is pretty big when you compare it to his performance in the past 14 games. Griezmann’s return to performance is said to be due to his meeting with Atletico’s higher ups which took place once the Madrid derby was finished. During the meeting he was asked to focus on his performance rather than on discussing his career’s future with other parties.
It seems that Griezmann has agreed to this in return for being put next to another striker rather than being sent into the field to be a lone frontman. Griezmann has significantly improved his goal scoring form thanks to this decision along with allowing him to move around the field more freely.
The stats speak for themselves and show that ever since the decisions made after the match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, his passes and goal shots have gone up considerably, his contribution to the team’s goal shot build-ups has also gone up. For someone like Griezmann who likes to play for himself and also for the team, he is in a pretty good spot right now.
Griezmann’s overall involvement with the team has gone up and his contribution is definitely making a good thing for the team, but many people believe that this season is going to be Griezmann’s last run with Atletico since many other clubs have been showing interest in him for a while now. Manchester United made a pretty lucrative offer to Griezmann in the previous season and he even met with Jose Mourinho face to face, but the meeting did not lead to anything.
United still has an eye out for Griezmann and other clubs like Barcelona and PSG are also out for him, meaning that for now we cannot be certain what the future holds for Antonie Griezmann, but we can be sure that whatever happens next will definitely be exciting and worth waiting for.