Tiger Fight, October 20, Griezmann’s friend and personal adviser Hector Fernandez accepted an interview with Radio Marca during which he expressed dissatisfaction with Griezmann’s recent criticisms and clarified Griezmann’s "The theory that coaches know people and make good use of" expressed dissatisfaction with the current practice of defrauding traffic by news media.
Our friendship has been established since he arrived at Atletico Madrid, and when he moved to Barcelona last year, he changed a group of more professional people.
What I can say is that in life, we will be unhappy because we will look back at everything and understand what we really need. At the competitive level, when you come to a club as you wish, you have to bear the corresponding results. The wind and the water are so happy, and if it is difficult to move, then it will be worse. Then there are criticisms from around you. You can find out which criticisms are constructive, and which criticisms are incriminating. At the end you will look back at all of this and make your own assessment of the status quo.
Griezmann is an extremely strong person, although he can sometimes be emotional, and the changes around him will affect his mood. But after he gets on the court, he will go forward. He is very clear why he can reach his current position, and sometimes some minor situations will have some impact, such as the single-handedness against Getafe.
I have no questions about this. Those of us who are familiar with him have confidence in him and are calm. It's a pity that these recent news, when it comes to analyzing the fans' feelings about Griezmann, these recent events have made people very hurt because the fans are not on the court. Now these feelings are expressed in a different way. Look at the social network. There is no detailed analysis of the players above. No one analyzes the entire game, but focuses on 5 minutes. However, something can happen every 5 minutes that changes your impression. I think it is necessary to understand the ball. There are some examples that you know. Many times, everything that may have happened to the players today is bad, and then the situation is completely reversed in a few months.
Those accusations against him actually have no basis. Many of them are nonsense, just to gain attention or to be famous. These accusations can cause harm to the players. However, after a few weeks, the players' performance seems to be getting better again, but to be honest, it is not bad from the previous performance.
This kind of question is natural when there are more criticisms. And there are many answers. There are always people who are backing the pot, usually those who shouldn't be backing the pot, or those who everyone thinks are bullied. For example, when Antoine moved from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, his only hope, as he said publicly, was that everything that happened before could end in a satisfactory way and someone could benefit from it. His previous plan was to apologize to Atletico Madrid, and he did not give any interviews for 15 months. The only thing he did was to concentrate on playing football and speak when it was time to break the silence.
For another example, he also spoke after the French team game a few days ago. I explained to him at that time that no one in Spain knew what happened to the French national team.
No one in Spain cares about the context in which this statement was made, and the media cares about how to get the eyeballs.
I don't want to evaluate what the head coach said here, he has the final say on this matter. But what I want to say,
No, I don't think so. His treatment on the street is completely different from that on social media. Whether in Madrid or Barcelona, he was warmly welcomed by the fans. When I was in Madrid, I stayed with him and I knew very well. Everyone may think that Atletico fans are angry with Griezmann, but they are not.
Just play better (laughs). Let me tell you something. In 2016, he missed a penalty in the UEFA Champions League final in Milan. Atletico finally missed the Champions League trophy. The following month he lost the European Cup with the French team. I think there is nothing more heartbreaking than this.
At that time, in the first game of the European Cup in France, two players were criticized by public opinion for not doing well. Antoine was one of them. As a result, they were on standby in the next game and only appeared in the last ten minutes of the game, and 8 minutes later, Griezmann scored the winning goal. This ball changed everything. If Griezmann scored that single-handed shot against Getafe the other day, public opinion would be completely different. For coaches and analysts, their evaluation of players will not change much because of whether they score a goal or not. But the evaluation of the outside world can change at any time.
There are also the Champions League, all opportunities. To become the best player, you have to learn to accept something and coexist with it, such as criticism, such as the pressure of being surrounded by stars, forcing you to give the best performance. I saw that the cover titles of some media always regarded Griezmann as a sinner, and I found it ridiculous.