The Frenchman has scored three goals (one of which was a penalty) in 14 games for Atletico Madrid this campaign.
Diego Simeone’s men remain unbeaten in La Liga but have found goals hard to come by with Griezmann not at his prolific best.
Some have questioned whether the rumours surrounding the 26-year-old and a possible move to Man United have negatively impacted his form.
And this theory has been somewhat fuelled by images of Griezmann walking away from team photos prematurely.
Some believe his apparent eagerness to separate himself from his team-mates is evidence that he is no longer happy at Atleti and is keen on a move away from Madrid.
However, reports in Spain claim Griezmann’s quick exits have nothing to do with squad disharmony.
Marca suggest that the Euro 2016 Golden Boot winner simply likes to control the match ball before kick-off and, if possible, put the ball in the net.
To be able to do this in time and return the ball to the centre-spot before the referee gets the game underway, he poses for one photo then walks away.
There we have it — a simple case of superstition.
Simeone spoke to Marca about Griezmann’s form this season: “He’s very confused.
“He is not in his best form, but we must support him because the season is long and we will need him towards the end of the campaign.”
Form is temporary; class is permanent.