The french player signed with Barcelona until 2024
It was to wear the vest of Barcelona last year, will eventually be held this year. The reason for Antoine Griezmann who will continue his career in the champion of Spain, who paid the 120 million euro clause that he mentioned his contract signed last summer.
Griezmann had found them with Argentina’s Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone and had renewed his contract in the summer of 2018, then realized that his team was not in the mood to realize his own expectations that were not others: From the conquest of the championship and especially of the UEFA Champions League.
So from January onwards, he started to show a different behaviour that just ended the championship, he gave everyone to understand that he would not stay in Atletico any more.
Besides, the president of the rojiblancos himself, Enrique Cerezo had said it almost plainly. “Griezmann will leave, he does not wish to continue with us.” And recently he went out and clarified things by saying “Antoine will go to fight in Barcelona.”
Griezmann, a shy child who was almost unnoticed in the school halls and in UF Macon’s academies, this time … he was outraged.
But let’s take a little time back to see what Griezmann is. Well, at the age of 13, a gentleman approached him and gave him an envelope stating “You will open him when you go home with your parents.”
But his parents were missing as he was on vacation in Tunisia and the little one waited patiently to return. After a few days of returning and opening the envelope, they saw a phone number and the name Erick All. The latter was a talent hunter he had seen in the little one, something other colleagues had not realized. He managed to persuade his parents, after a great deal of pressure, that he had to take him to Spain. Most did not believe in the skills of the little one, but Ola, knowing the example of Messi, had great faith in him.
Real Sociedad first step
In 2009 Real Sociedad got a new Uruguay coach, Martin Lasarte, and the latter asked to meet the youth team players. He immediately disregarded Griezmann ‘s talent. He even gave the mandate to follow the mission in preparation and slowly began an attempt to harden with many football video fights from the Uruguayan stadiums.
Lasarte, who had grasped the very first talent of Griezmann, sought the help of his compatriot Carlos Bueno, who at that time played a loan. So he learned in Griezmann many important things that helped him then. He showed him the way to cover his space when he jumped on his head. Etc..
It’s rising is rapid. He becomes key to the first team and in 2014 Atletico Madrid acquires him by giving the sum of 30 million euros. He signed a 6-year contract. Soon he is also becoming a key player in national France, and everyone now speaks the best of his talents.
In the summer of 2018 he helped his tricolour to win for the second time in their history in the FIFA World Cup, overtaking Croatian 3-1. A few months earlier he had also led Atletico to win the Euro Cup. Now its goal to conquer the Golden Ball…
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