April 17, 2024

Griezmann sacrificed by Atlético

It could have been a day of unprecedented glory for Antoine Griezmann. But Atlético Madrid and coach Diego Simeone decided otherwise on Saturday. Although he got off to a good start against Sevilla in the late game of the 4th round of La Liga matches, the French striker was recalled to the bench shortly after the 70th minute, sacrificed by his coach after Caglar Soyuncu had been …

It could have been a day of unprecedented glory for Antoine Griezmann. But Atlético Madrid and coach Diego Simeone decided otherwise on Saturday. Although he got off to a good start against Sevilla in the late game of the 4th round of La Liga matches, the French striker was recalled to the bench shortly after the 70th minute, sacrificed by his coach after Caglar Soyuncu had been sent off.

Reinildo then entered the fray to reinforce the Matelassiers’ back line – much to the dismay of Antoine Griezmann, who made no secret of his disappointment at leaving the field so early, al like him, Antoine Griezmann modestly exclaimed as soon as the record was equalled. He’s a very important person for us, said Diego Simeone. We have to continue to take care of him, because we need this kind of footballer to grow. A phrase the Argentinian coach clearly forgot on Saturday. The truth on the pitch proved him right, however, as Atlético ended up winning 1-0 thanks to Marcos Llorente’s goal in the 46th minute. With a place on the Spanish elite podium, just ahead of Barça, at stake.