Simeone: “Griezmann has done a great job to continue at Atlético”


The coach of Atlético de Madrid, Diego Pablo Simeone, was “very happy” with Antoine Griezmann and his move to the front of the team, after resolving his future “to continue” in the red-and-white team, and clearly saw a positive line of his team after beating Real Betis this Sunday (1-2).

“We seek to go from less to more. We played against a team that had just won all the home games. Until the end they did not give up in that search to tie. We found forcefulness, a goal, the second was a very nice move,” he said in press conference at the Benito Villamarín.

The protagonist of the match was Griezmann with a double, extending his good moment since he became 100% rojiblanco, resolving his future. “I am very happy for him, he has done a great job to continue at Atlético de Madrid,” he said.

“It seems that we are seeing the Griezmann who left, or six months before leaving. We have the one we had, a leader from the game. Something is generated that generates good feelings,” he said about the Frenchman’s relationship with his teammates and vice versa .

“When you find people who want to be in a place that’s unique, we have many, that’s why we compete as we compete, despite sometimes not playing so well,” he said, before assessing the good dynamics in the League, with five wins out of six out of home.

“The field speaks, from Seville there was a movement within the team, a raised attitude, improved. When you have talent, you need attitude, because talent alone is not enough. It is seen that the boys have been making a great effort,” he said.

The ‘Cholo’ also acknowledged that they need to improve in aspects such as not suffering at the end when the game seems controlled. “We have the tools to improve, the changes can awaken us what is missing in the final plot of the matches”, he pointed out.