“I want to give everything, for the minutes given to me”, insists Griezmann

Sentenced to play less than 45 minutes per game because of a contract clause, the world champion confided in the press on this situation after saving Atlético against Porto on Wednesday evening (2-1).

I am in good shape“launched A.ntoine Griezmann, hero of Atlético Madrid against FC Porto (2-1),despite only playing the last half hours of matches since the start of the season.

But it has “zero postsTo send, he said at the microphone of Canal Plus after scoring the winning goal in the 11th minute of added time. No messages, “just” say “that I am very happy to be here, to play for this club, this coach and these supporters. I want to give everything, for the minutes given to me“.

Loaned for the second season in a row to Atlético by FC Barcelona, ​​​​with whom he is under contract until 2024, “Grizouis stuck in the middle of the imbroglio between the two clubs over the terms of his contract. According to Spanish press, Atletico’s €40m call option will automatically be activated if Griezmann plays more than 45 minutes in 50% (or more) of Colchoneros’ matches during the season.

Since the start of it, Atlético coach Diego Simeone has limited the playing time of the French international (108 caps, 42 goals) to 27 short minutes per match, to avoid forcing his club to pay the clause at full price. Will the leader of the Blues play more? “You have to ask the coach, he replies, I’m here to do my job. The only thing I can do is come in like today and try to make a difference, then we’ll see“.

But “I am in good shape“, he assures, “I feel good physically with my legs, the pre-season did me a lot of good. I needed that, I had a big slump at the end of last season when I wasn’t mentally well either. Now it’s much better, I’m fully“. And in the head,I’m very well, I think we saw it when we enteredagainst Porto, he concludes.


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