What has happened to Griezmann is relatively normal. Simeone pushes him to the limit, but within a model club and a healthy atmosphere.
Simeone’s side registered a famous win over Liverpool at the Metropolitano on Tuesday evening in the Champions League last-16 first leg, beating Klopp’s side 1-0.
Griezmann has been with Atlético Madrid for five years and for many was leaving from the first of these five with the implication being that he always saw himself bigger than the club.
This week, we saw something rare nowadays, but something that was common years ago: coinciding kick-off times.
It was a big disappointment for Atleti as their hopes of playing the Champions League final at home vanished into the thin Turin air.