Griezmann told his companions he was staying … but the whistles can make him change his mind

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    Antoine Griezmann, player of Atlético de Madrid.
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French Antoine Griezmann striker of Atlético de Madrid, told his teammates that he is staying at the club, as EFE was able to confirm, before the whistles of a sector of the fans to his entrance the field in the match with Eibar that affected him and caused his tears in that match .

         Despite the <strong> Barcelona's insistent interest in his signing </strong> for the next season and after the efforts of Atletico, his teammates and his coaching staff to convince him of his continuity in the team for the next season, the striker made the decision to continue in the entity from Madrid, with which it has a contract until 2022 and with which it has an offer to expand it. 

Griezmann communicated it to his colleagues and was also confirmed by the club at rojiblanco that same afternoon, through the environment not of the French international before suffering the whistles of a sector of the fans before the Eibar and that have returned their continuity in Atlético to a situation of uncertainty .


The whistles, to which another responded hobby sector with applause, visibly affected the striker when he entered the field in the 58th minute replacing Koke Resurrection. Cried even the attacker, sunk and without understanding such reception, which followed in the first few times he touched the ball already during the match.

The Frenchman, who was consoled at certain times by several fellow s his , among them Fernando Torres and Juanfran Torres, who hugged him and made him gestures of affection, even asked for a change to the Atletico team afterwards, but they were all exhausted, with the entry of José María Giménez for Vitolo.

In that situation, Gabi Fernández, the captain of Atlético, made gestures to the stands with his hand, with seven fingers (the number carried by Griezmann in Atlético de Madrid), to ask for support and encouragement for the striker, like Diego Godín went to the south end of the stadium Wanda Metropolitano to cheer the footballer.

Then, the 63,000 spectators in the field sang the cry of support or habitual towards Griezmann during several occasions. No whistle was heard, the match ended, he remained on the field during the whole farewell tribute to Fernando Torres and went to the locker room with his teammates.

After, the striker did not attend a subsequent dinner organized in the Metropolitan Wanda and Atlético has not heard from him since then, waiting for the footballer to formally ratify his decision to continue in Madrid.

They whistled 50 or 40 out of 60,000 .The support for him was huge, “he said at the press conference after the match Diego Simeone, who added:” We love Griezmann very much. We will continue to be much more competitive, I hope he resolves what he believes best for his growth and here in the club and in the people he has unconditional support. ”

Griezmann, cited for the rally for the 2018 World Cup in Russia The French national team, which will start next Wednesday in Clairefontaine, has scored 112 goals in 209 games, spread over four seasons, with Atlético de Madrid, with which on Wednesday it was decisive for the conquest of the Europa League in Lyon. [19659012]

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