Griezmann led Atlético to victories over Sevilla, Girona, and Valencia this month as the Colchoneros consolidated their top-three position. First, the 32-year-old produced one of his best-ever performances for the club in the 6-1 demolition of Sevilla on March 4, when he scored one goal, assisted another, and recorded secondary assists on two other goals.
Nine days later, Griezmann played the full 90 minutes at Montilivi and laid on five shot-creating actions as Atlético beat Girona at the death. The Frenchman returned to direct the Rojiblanco orchestra in a convincing 3-0 win over Valencia just before the international break, scoring the opening goal midway through the first half — his third goal from his past four shots on target in LaLiga.
This Player of the Month award is Griezmann’s seventh in what has become a decorated playing career in Spain, albeit one that (somehow) still lacks a league title. Griezmann leads LaLiga with eight assists, one short of tying his career high, and he could feasibly finish the season as the league’s assists champion for the first time.
In addition, Griezmann’s 17 total goal contributions are second among all players, just three behind FC Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.
| Only Lionel Messi (10) has won more La Liga Player of the Month awards than Antoine Griezmann (7). pic.twitter.com/5PtCfE3D4Y— Atletico Universe (@atletiuniverse) March 30, 2023
Griezmann has been brilliant all season and, like many of his Atlético teammates, has managed to hit another level since the winter World Cup. The Rojiblancos are on a 10-game unbeaten run in LaLiga and, with arguably the league’s easiest remaining fixture list, they will feel emboldened in their pursuit of second place and an automatic berth in the 2024 Supercopa de España. Atleti sit five points behind rivals Real Madrid with 12 games remaining.