Antoine Griezmann’s first match at the Wanda Metropolitano since his return to Atlético Madrid – this Wednesday against Porto (9pm) in the Champions League – will spark outrage, warns the head of a group of fans, still unaware of the circumstances of his departure. in 2019.
The whistles will sound in the stands of the Wanda Metropeltano on Wednesday evening. And not all of them will be dedicated to the players of FC Porto, Atletico Madrid’s first opponent in the Champions League (9 pm). Returning to the club after two years at Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann will suffer the slingshot of some Real Madrid fans who have not forgiven him for the circumstances of his 2019 departure.
“Part of the audience will whistle and insult him.”
“Part of the public will brand him and insult him, that’s for sure,” said Eduardo Fernandez, president of the Atlético de Madrid Internationale in Peñas. the team. When he announces his name and as soon as he touches the ball. There is still a minority applauding him.” The latter confirms the “disappointment” between the French and the public, “hurt by his departure” but is willing to forgive if the French international struggles on the ground.
“We have the feeling that we have been boated and cheated, it develops. Like during infidelity. We were still together and he went looking elsewhere behind our back. We experienced it as infidelity. What he is criticized for is after he played with our feelings. Despite all that we can To say it, he wasn’t honest with our colors.”
His departure to Barcelona has been made under tumultuous circumstances since Atletico accused the Catalan player and the player of secretly discussing during the season while the two teams were battling in La Liga. Griezmann had announced his departure in May 2019, but the Colchoneros team, which faltered as negotiations began, urged his player to resume training in July. Grizzo had stopped recovering and finally signed with FC Barcelona, a year after the Catalan side pushed back in solidarity with Atlético, who are banned from conscription.
‘It doesn’t represent much anymore’
He finally returned to the Spanish capital at the end of the 2021 transfer window and played the first game of his second spell on Saturday while remaining conservative. He will have to show more this Wednesday to win back the hearts of those who adored him before he fell ill. Fernandez concluded: “Before, he was our idol. Now he’s just a player like any other. He doesn’t mean much anymore.”
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