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Griezmann was ‘crazy’ about returning to Atletico

The Frenchman is back after two years at Barcelona

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Nothing like rubbing a bit of salt in the wound. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said in an interview this week that Antoine Griezmann was crazy to come back to Atletico. So excited in fact he squealed and giggled when he talked to Cerezo on the phone.

Okay, I made that second part up.

But Griezmann was apparently pretty excited to head back to Atletico after a strange two years at Barcelona. I’m sure he won’t have much trouble winning the fans back after they watch him and Luis Suarez get along nicely.

“We’ve been lucky to get Griezmann for the next two years. We weren’t counting on him (for this season), but we didn’t know Saul was going to leave (for Chelsea), either. Finally it all went through.

“He left in a strange way but he’s down that he was crazy to come back to Atletico. There are fans that won’t like it, but there are others that were delighted he came back.

“In the end, what’s important is performances and having the best squad possible. He’s come in a brilliant deal for us and that shows how much he wanted to play here.”

Cerezo | Source

Meanwhile, there are reports flying about that the Barcelona dressing room isn’t too sad to see the back of the Frenchman. Sport reckon some players never forgave Griezmann for that infamous ‘La Decision’ documentary and “never considered him part of the group.”

Farewell Antoine.

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