Griezmann returns from Barcelona to his hometown club Atletico.
Renowned French striker Antoine Griezmann returns to Atlético from Barcelona.
Griezmann stayed in Barcelona for two years, and in Catalonia he did not have as much success as he did in Atlético.
The French striker helped Atlético to reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2016 and won the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with the club in 2018. In addition, as part of the French national team, he reached the final of EURO 2016 (and became the best player in the tournament), and two years later he won the world championship in Russia. Let’s take a closer look at a player on a journey back to the future.
Achievement of Griezmann at Atlético:
- Helped Atlético beat Bayern Munich on away goals in the Champions League semi-finals, scoring the decisive goal in Germany. In the final, however, I could not realize the 11-meter.
- In the Europa League semi-final against Arsenal, Griezmann scored his 21st goal for Atlético and became the club’s top European goal scorer, surpassing Sergio Aguero.
- He scored two more goals in the final in Lyon, in which the Spaniards defeated Olympic 3-0, and won the first European trophy.
Griezmann’s achievement in the French national team:
- At UEFA EURO 2016, he scored six goals and received the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer. True, France lost to Portugal in the final – 0:1.
- In 2018, he won gold at the World Championship with the national team. The striker scored four goals in the tournament, including a goal in the final against the Croats. Griezmann was named the best player in the final match and received the “Bronze Ball” – the award for the third best player in the tournament.
Antoine Griezmann’s statistics throughout his career:
France national team: 95 appearances, 38 goals;
European Cups: 81 appearances, 32 goals;
They say about him:
He is an important player in teams that are aiming for a championship – both in the French national team and at Atlético. Antoine knows how to play at crucial moments. When he is fit and physically well prepared, there is no other player in the world who understands and interprets football this way. “ Diego Simeone, Atlético coach.
What other achievements can Antoine Griezmann achieve during his excellent career?
- Finally surpass 22 goals in one Spanish championship. This is how many Griezmann have scored in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. Since then, I have never scored even 20 goals in a season. In the 2017/18 season, he scored 19 times.
- Reach 100 caps for the national team. So far, eight players have conquered this achievement, and Lilian Thuram is at the top of the list (142). Griezmann has already played 95 matches.
- Become the top scorer of the national team. He is now fourth with 38 goals, behind only Michel Platini (41), Olivier Giroud (46) and Thierry Henry (51). Griezmann is just two goals behind Platini’s EURO record (9).
Griezmann is only 30, and he still has time to show good results and achieve many achievements in his career.
Antoine Griezmann – returns to Atlético.