For the third time in as many meetings, Antoine Griezmann (31) did not start on Monday during the trip from Atlético de Madrid to Valencia (3rd day of La Liga). But the Frenchman was decisive by scoring the winning goal (66th) just two minutes after entering the game (64th).
Good news for the striker even if his coach Diego Simeone seems to want to continue in this pattern by making Griezmann a supersub.
“As long as Griezmann manages to respond the way he does, having him on the pitch is very important and I understand that you have to put him on when it best suits the team,” he told UEFA. outcome of the meeting. The former Real Sociedad player had already scored when he came off the bench on the first day at Getafe (0-3), ending a seven-month drought without a goal in official competition .
“The substitutes have brought us peace of mind”
On Monday, he gave his team valuable success and created several dangerous situations. “The opponent controlled the game better at the start of the game, but apart from the statistics, we are the ones who have the best goalscoring chances: Morata’s, Griezmann’s goal, Carrasco’s, Griezmann’s again , listed Simeone. It is true that the substitutes have brought something in the holding of the ball and in the production of the game. They have brought us tranquility.“
Griezmann benefited from a bit of luck on his goal when his left shot was deflected by an opposing defender. The sign, perhaps, of a newfound success for the French international two and a half months before the World Cup. Thanks to this success, Atlético de Madrid moved up to sixth place in the La Liga standings. The Colchoneros now meet on Saturday at Real Sociedad, Griezmann’s former club… who could still start on the bench.
Source: RMC Sport