Last season which saw Atletico break Real Madrid and Barcelona’s stranglehold over the La Liga title, the alerts chimes went off over the mid year as Diego Simeone was watching his two best players retreat the Vicente Calderon have to join Jose Mourinho side in Stamford Bridge.
The loss of Thibaut Courtois was huge to the Madrid club in light of the fact that the Belgian goalkeeper had been the best goalkeeper in Spain over the past few seasons. At the same time the flight of striker Diego Costa was the particular case that figured to hit Atletico the hardest.
Costa was the club’s top goal scorer and the best symbolized chief Diego Simeone’s confrontational rationality on the pitch. The Brazilian-conceived striker was point of convergence of the club’s attack and truly dragged Los Colchoneros to innumerable one-goal triumphs throughout the span of the 2013-2014 domestic and European battle (Atletico won 17 matches by a solitary goal last season).
Atletico’s greatest upset of the late spring was signing with Antoine Griezmann from the Real Sociedad. The France international had been an exchange focus of various European controls over the past few seasons yet decided to join Los Rojiblancos on the grounds that Simeone’s logic fit splendidly with his playing style.
It was simply few weeks back that Simeone stressed that Griezmann required to venture up to succeed at the club, after an early return which saw the 24 million signing score just once in nine appearances for the club.
“Griezmann is an essential player for us,” Simeone said. “We require him getting it done. I accept that players when they have more consistency ended up more critical to the team. We have to have consistency in our play.”
“Griezmann scores goals, he can run in behind, he can beat his man, he can play in distinctive positions. It is typical for a youthful child. With all my admiration, it is not the same to play at Atletico Madrid than at Real sociedad, the requests are distinctive.”
Since attempting to keep up a position in the beginning eleven amid the opening weeks of the 2014-15 La Liga crusade, the French winger has turned into a normal in the squad and this weekend put in one of the standout exhibitions of the youthful season.
The France international scored his first La Liga goal off an avoidance, however took after that count up with a deafening header for his second; which gave Atletico a lead it would never give up amid a 4-2 triumph over Cordoba.
Following the challenge, Griezmann admitted that he required to make a few changes in accordance with his training propensities keeping in mind the end goal to venture up his generation.
“I knew I needed to change a few things when I came here thus I’m doing everything to do that,” he said.
“We generally give everything at the Vicente Calderon and the supporters help us achieve a more elevated amount.”
“The most vital thing is I’m getting to know my teammates and they’re getting to know me.”
“We stay all in all correct. I’m content for the triumph and for the goals scored by me”.
With Antoine Griezmann giving off an impression of being hitting his stride, the possibilities of Diego Simeone’s side by and by difficult on the domestic and European front looks great.