Simeone’s pressure on Griezmann

For his return with the Colchoneros, Antoine Griezmann was not convinced. Diego Simeone expects better from his colt, especially in the Champions League.

On the eve of the reception of FC Porto for the 1st day of the Champions League, Diego Simeone expressed his expectations towards his squad and towards Antoine Griezmann. For his first match against Espanyol Barcelona (1-2), the 2018 world champion was shy. Despite the victory of his team, the Argentinian technician did not hold it against him, although he hoped for more commitment from him.

« The other day there was a lack of intensity, of play, but not because of one player, because of the whole team, Simeone said at a press conference on Tuesday. What we want from Griezmann is that he is the footballer he always has been, with quality, with goals… He will have to be ready according to what the team needs, whether it be for 30 or for 90 minutes. ‘

The expectation is great for Griezmann

The arrival of the French striker at theAtlético de Madrid allowed FC Barcelona to meet the salary caps imposed by La Liga. However, the Colchoneros will be forced to pay 40 million euros to permanently secure the services of their new number 8 of 30 years. Only if Griezmann plays more than 50% of official matches with the Rojiblancos. Diego Simeone’s “Griezmann” cartridges are therefore rare and the Argentine coach should however use his colt for the reception of FC Porto on Wednesday evening.

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