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The risky decision of the world champion

He is the world champion. At the European Championships in 2016 he won the Golden Shoe and was named the best player of the tournament. At the 2018 world Cup he was the second best scorer and was elected the third best player of the tournament. For Atlético Madrid, he scored in 256 Games 133 goals and had 50 more. Antoine Griezmann is considered one of the best strikers in the world. And he announced on Tuesday night that he wants to leave the Merengues to five years.

This decision carries a certain risk, in spite of his Status. Because Barcelona is considered the top Favourite for the commitment of the 28-Year-old. The club, according to media reports, a year ago, shortly before it was to commit Griezmann. At the time, had the Frenchman in his decision-making by a camera team accompany. In the documentary "La Décision" he granted insight into his thoughts and feelings. For many was sure that he wanted to announce with the documentary his move to the Catalan metropolis. Because the Whole thing was produced by a production team of the company cosmos – the Agency belongs to the Barça defender Gerard Piqué.

The greater the shock was in Barcelona, Griezmann decided to stay at Atletico and extend his contract. Neither the Fans nor the club is responsible of Barcelona goutierten its response to the Public then. The media has even spoken of a humiliation of a Spanish master. According to a survey of "Mundo Deportivo," a sports newspaper from Barcelona, 91 percent of the 54'173 persons to fulfil an obligation Griezmanns. And in the case of a footballer to come for 120 million euros and as a star transfer.

High transfer fee guaranteed no trunk space

What does not help: In Barcelona, the competition is even stronger than in the case of Vice-champion Atlético. With Messi, Suarez and Coutinho are three stars which have already formed the 3-man rush. Ousmane Dembélé had to learn after his arrival at FC Barcelona on their own body, a high transfer fee doesn't have to be synonymous with a place. He remains fit, it is also for Griezmann, a high hurdle that he has yet to come over.

And the media how Fans go to Barcelona with the players relatively hard to get to court. Philippe Coutinho has been criticised after an impressive Start at Barça least from his own Fans booed and the media. Now it is even possible that the 160-million-Transfer is chased after only one and a half years by the court. So it would be very exciting to see how Griezmann in this harsh climate deal. Although his playful quality is out of the question, is the pressure of the Spanish master once again quite different. With its history of the most demanding audiences is likely to have a thread in the Camp Nou with an even shorter patience than you already have.

in addition to the FC Barcelona also other Topclubs are to have your sensor according to the Frenchman, stretched out. The fixed fee is reduced from 1. July of 200 million euros on new 120 million. This circumstance raises the question of whether at the time of his contract extension a year ago on a possible Transfer this summer, was working. At the time, was a great Argument for Griezmanns whereabouts, that the Champions League Final takes place in atlético's home stadium Wanda Metropolitano. The left foot should lead the Colchoneros there.

A crucial factor in Griezmanns decision to leave Atleti, the departure of Diego Godín played. His long-time friend and team-mate was adopted in the last home game of the season by the Fans already. In the case of the associated media conference sat Griezmann in the front of the and began to sob uncontrollably.

"Will you always keep in the heart"

announced Now, with Griezmann so the next cornerstone of spells to his disposal. In the video message he shared on his Social Media channels, he explains: "After I was with Cholo (Simeone, the coach, Red.), Miguel ángel (Gil Marín, CEO, Red.) and the people in the office have spoken, I would like to talk with you. I made the decision to see other things, other challenges." He thanked the Fans for the Affection in the last five years: "In this time, I won my first title, the first major trophies with a Club. There were incredible moments that I will always remember, I'll remember you always in my heart."

Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid as the Star of a team that had twice reached the Champions League Final, and, above all, as one of the favorites of the audience. His new employer should be hot to really FC Barcelona, he would have to probably Inhuman to afford to achieve this Status. (fas/kvo)

Created: 15.05.2019, 11:43 PM

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