28, 28 and 26 minutes: This is the time Antoine Griezmann has played in his first 3 La Liga games with Atlético this season. The France international starts all matches off the bench for a very specific reason. In fact, for not paying the 40 million clause to Barcelona, ”Grizou” can not play more than 30 minutes per game. Otherwise, Colchoneros will have to exercise the option to buy Griezmann on June 30, 2023, and they are not yet ready to pay that amount at this time. After his men’s victory in Valencia (0-1), Atletico coach Diego Simeone spoke about the Griezmann affair. The 2018 world champion also made a name for himself yesterday, scoring his second goal of the season. in the Spanish League.
“Having Griezmann on the field is very important”
Cholo returned to performing “Grizzy” on Monday evening:
“As long as Griezmann can respond on the pitch the way he does, his presence on the field is very important and I understand his situation in time for the team.”
Diego Simeone took the opportunity to discuss Carrasco’s possible departure to Tottenham:
“I’m worried about Carrasco or anyone else. You can’t imagine that, it’s normal for all but some managers. Something big can always happen to clubs, we’re not the owners but the coaches”
Atletico Madrid must go through a turbulent end to the transfer window. Sergio Reguilon is expected to arrive in Madrid today to join the Colchoneros squad. He arrived to make up for the departure of Renan Lodi at Nottingham Forest. For Yannick Carrasco, his move to Tottenham could accelerate in the coming hours.
Diego Simeone returned to the issue of Antoine Griezmann and the possibility of the departure of one of his officials, after Colconeros’ victory over Valencia meadow (0-1). After this success, Atlético Madrid finished sixth in La Liga 3 days later.