France’s sensational striker Antoine Griezmann said three months ago that he will let the people his future before the world cup, and truly right on the opening ceremony day, his documentary was aired on a Spanish channel. The host won the match by destroying Saudi Arabia 5-0 but it was the Atletico Madrid’s star who gets the highlights of the day. In his documented video, Griezmann decided to stay and create history instead of becoming one at Barcelona.
Mi afición, mi equipo, MI CASA! @atleti 🔴⚪🔴
Mes supporters, mon équipe, MA MAISON ! @AtletiFR 🔴⚪🔴
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 14, 2018
“My fans, my team, MY HOME: Atletico Madrid.” Griezmann tweeted after the video with a picture of him standing in front of Wanda Metropolitano. Football expert Guillem Balague confirmed afterward that two videos were filmed with different ending one with I am staying and other vice versa. The Europa League winner who scored two goals in the final against Marseilles said he has some unfinished business with Athletic Madrid hinting towards Champions League title. In his presence, Atletico Madrid went on to the finals twice in 2013-14 and 2015-16 losing both times to arch-rivals Real Madrid on both occasions.
“I have decided to stay,” the 27 years old said in a long-winded documentary on Moviestar + which has got mixed of reaction from the football fans. On one side where Atletico Madrid fans who think of being taken for a ride, showed a sign of relief whereas it wasn’t a fun part for the Clues who were expecting the result otherwise.
Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique who tweeted before the video was aired “I’ve got the popcorn, Let’s see what the movie is like” wishes him good luck for the future by adding to his tweet “You decided to stay in the @Atleti and I hope you go great this season!”
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 14, 2018
Former Real Sociedad striker said he is under no influence and 100 percent firm with his decision as he was at the time of joining Los Colchoneros. He also expressed his happiness to the Board for bringing in some quality players as of his countryman Thomas Lemar. The was seems to be pleased with his decision and said they are doing everything they can to keep The Red and Whites growing and hopefully can play the final of Champions League 2018-19 at home.
However, the Euro Cup 2016 finalist isn’t the only one in the history who has decided to stay with the club instead of moving on. A few of them such as Gianluigi Buffon, who was one of the few stars deciding to remain with the club back in 2005-06 when the Italian side was relegated to Serie B due to match-fixing scandal ending his career with 11 Serie A title and 4 Coppa Italia can be a perfect role model for the Frenchman. But there have been others such as David de Gea who couldn’t join Real Madrid 3 years ago due to a broken fax machine and from then hadn’t won the Premier League title whereas Madrid has gone to win Champions League all those years creating history without him. It is finally to the super striker on which side of the table he wants to see himself a few years from now.