Antoine Griezmann refuses to discuss Atletico Madrid future

Paola Ditto
Mag 17, 2018

He's played three finals with us and won two.

Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico took the lead when Andre-Frank Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda's pass out and Gabi intercepted before setting Griezmann free to score in the 21st minute. The truth is this was a dream for me, to win a trophy with Atletico, with [Diego Simeone] and my friends and teammates.

Griezmann enjoyed another excellent season at Atletico Madrid and he inspired them to a 3-0 win in the Europa League final last night over Marseille with two goals.

Griezmann had hogged most of the attention before the final amid speculation he is about to end his four-year stay at Atletico to move to 25-times Spanish champions Barca when his buy-out clause drops to 100 million euros.

Griezmann now has 29 goals this season, although it was Gabi's late strike that sealed the victory.

"I hope that he is happy to play for us".

With Liverpool fans hoping for any possible advantage over Madrid ahead of their showdown on May 26, fans are praying none of Jurgen Klopp's players "jinx" the side as Payet appeared to.

Describing himself as "happy" with the outcome, Griezmann continued: "I have been working to experience such a moment for many years. Even without him, we'll continue to grow". Now we are in the UEFA Super Cup, so he could play four finals with us.

The winners of the Europa League are awarded direct qualification for next season's Champions League group stage. I tip my hat off to Marseille, they have a lot to be proud of. "You see it every year and it's a joy to work with him because he looks for a person's weaknesses, tries to improve them and make them a more complete player", he asserted. This [final] was a very important game, as it allowed us to keep up at the top level.

The trophy guarantees the victor a spot in the Champions League next season, although Atletico are already assured of that thanks to their league standing in Spain, the capital side need to earn at least a point in their final league match in order to secure 2nd place in La Liga, with Real Madrid 3 points behind.

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