The reason Antoine Griezmann keeps walking away from Atletico Madrid's team photos
Have you ever wondered why Antoine Griezmann seemingly goes out of his way to avoid Atletico Madrid’s team photos? Well, reports in Spain suggest they know why…
Griezmann remained an Atletico Madrid player despite being linked with a move to Manchester United all summer. Reports suggest he stayed at Atletico because of the club’s transfer ban and how leaving them would be seen as a betrayal to Diego Simeone and his players.
Oh Griezy, you loyal sod.
But it’s not gone to plan so far for Atletico or Griezmann. He’s only weighed in with three goals and they’re currently behind rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Not to mention their struggles in Europe — yet to win a game this season — which could see Simeone’s men fail to reach the Champions League knockout stages.
It could be said that Griezmann’s struggles have contributed to Atletico’s shortcomings in Europe.
So, naturally, a big deal was made of Griezmann walking away from team photos, but Marca claims there is nothing major about the reoccurring incident.
The Spanish newspaper suggests: “It is usually so that the Frenchman has a chance to control the ball and score a goal before the match kicks off.”
Simeone and the Atleti faithful are hopeful Griezmann rediscovers his blistering form sooner rather than later.
Otherwise, the Frenchman might rule himself out of a move to the Premier League. Manchester United could do with a bit of creativity but not from a player that has lost form.