A little hard blow. Antoine Griezmann will not be able to celebrate December 31 as planned. Indeed, the football player tested positive for Covid-19 this Thursday, December 30. It was his club, Atlético de Madrid, which announced the news. “After the championship break, the whole group and the members of the management of our first team were subjected to PCR tests, in accordance with the protocol of La Liga”, we can first read in a statement relayed on social networks. Subsequently, it is indicated that three players and the coach of the team are also. “Simeone, Koke, Herrera and João Félix have tested positive for Covid-19,” the statement continued. What about the state of health of footballers? “All are asymptomatic and isolated in their respective homes, in strict compliance with the recommendations of the health authorities,” he concludes. While the Covid-19 epidemic has started to rise again recently, it seems that no one is spared by the virus and the new contaminations.
They were hit. The period seems to be complicated for footballers since Antoine Griezmann is not the only one to have tested positive for Covid-19. Indeed, players from other clubs are also. As for Real Madrid, four of them were announced positive on Tuesday, December 28. There are Thibaut Courtois, Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and the French international Eduardo Camavinga. In Barcelona, there are Ousmane Dembélé and Samuel Umtiti, with whom Antoine Griezmann is used to playing in the French team but also Gavi, Dani Alves, Jordi Alba and Clément Lenglet who have not escaped. A few months earlier, it was Karim Benzema who, following his trip to Greece, more precisely on the island of Mykonos, had not been able to resume training as planned after a positive test. Among the other players, there was also Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Eden Hazard or Raphaël Varane. Last year, Blaise Matuidi and Paul Pogba, who can be found in the France team, contracted the virus.
Antoine Griezmann: where is he going to isolate himself?
Antoine Griezmann made his return to Atlético de Madrid on August 31. For the occasion, he found his villa, estimated at 6 million euros. It is nestled in the Finca, an ultra secure area in the west of Madrid. It is certainly in this house, in the company of his wife and his three children, that the footballer will have to isolate himself for ten days and be very careful not to contaminate his relatives.
Antoine Griezmann © Alterphotos