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It remains to be seen how the Atlético fans will receive Antoine Griezmann the day of the French’s redebut with the red-and-white jersey. Simeone, however, receives the former blue with open arms. The Argentine has been the main supporter of his signing. He was determined to have him at his command again and has ended up getting away with it despite the doubts that existed in the sports management regarding the return of the forward after his discreet time in Barcelona. El Cholo, on the contrary, reminds Griezmann who asked for a place at Messi and Cristiano’s table and wants to recover that version.
His fit in the eleven does not seem simple. Above all, considering the good performance it is offering strap in the theoretical position that Griezmann should play: the second striker. The Rosario made a fantastic final stretch of last season and at the beginning of this campaign the team was behind him with his goals. He already has three in as many games and is even in the Pichichi with Carlos Soler, Lamela and Vinícius. Taking ownership, therefore, will not be a small feat. As if it weren’t enough, Joao Felix he also awaits his opportunity in that same position. Repeated stickers and a lot of competition. Higher, Luis Suarez seems immovable with Cunha in the bedroom.
Another option to fit Griezmann would be for Simeone to modify his usual 3-5-2 to go on to play with three forwards. But it seems that it is difficult for that to happen. It is the scheme that has made Atlético champion of the League and if something is not broken it is better not to try to fix it.
Griezmann’s re-run with Atlético will most likely be against Espanyol after the national team break. Everything indicates that he will start from the bench and will have a few minutes in the second half. The Cholo respects the hierarchy of the group and the Frenchman will have to win the place again. Where the boss rules, the sailor does not rule.