Diego Simeone on Antoine Griezmann: “I love him.”

Diego Simeone is keen to keep Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid. Griezmann is currently 12 months into a two-year loan spell with Atlético.

“We talked about it in the Getafe post-game. I have spoken a lot about him, he is very complete, he knows what we want,” Simeone said in quotes picked up by AS.

“Last year he already played some games in that role. We see him as adaptable because he has vision of the game, technique, he allows us to play with a more offensive player elsewhere. 

“Everyone knows how much I love and appreciate him, how important he is for the game and the team. I hope he can continue in the same vein as he started the season.”

Griezmann scored Atlético’s third goal in their opening-day 3-0 victory over Getafe on Monday.

On Morata and João Félix

“They are in a good moment, with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of maturity. They had a good pre-season, showing enthusiasm and desire; we hope that that continues tomorrow at 19:30.”


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