Antoine Griezmann
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The world champion and Striker of the Colchoneros, Antoine Griezmann, did not hide his sadness Wednesday night after the elimination in the quarter-finals of the C1 against Manchester City.

Television cameras captured the footage on Wednesday night. We see, a few minutes after the final whistle and far from the toxic agitation of a stormy post-match, Antoine Griezmann looking into the vague, his face marked by the disappointment of elimination in the quarter-finals of the Champions League (0-0, 1-0) against Manchester City and a palpable emotion with some tears difficult to hide.

At 31 years old, the world champion is aware that he has missed an important appointment, with a lackluster match and a black series of ten games without scoring.

Returned last summer to a club he knows by heart (first stint between 2014 and 2019) and eager to revive after the failure experienced in Barcelona, “Grizou” had ticked this evening against the Citizens for many weeks.

Eager to show all his qualities and justify the confidence of his coach, Diego Simeone, with whom he has an excellent relationship, the French left-hander was not up to the appointment.

Placed on the right side of the Attack of the Colchoneros, it lacked weight in the zone of truth, with unusual imprecision and sometimes any influence to the point of being replaced in the 69th minute of play, when Atlético Madrid needed to score by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco.

At the final whistle, if he wanted to greet the supporters of the Wanda Metropolitano at the rendezvous with an atmosphere of madness Wednesday night, the native of Macon also had a look for his wife and children, present Wednesday night in the box reserved for the families of the players.

Before letting go of a few tears, aware of not being present again at the rendezvous of the semi-finals of the Champions League. As for five years.

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