Griezmann breaks his silence before the final of the Europa League
Antoine Griezmann, who had remained in the background, gives an interview to UEFA in the final of the final
Antoine Griezmann highlights the role of Simeone, the options of Atlético, but does not speak of his sporting future
Antoine Griezmann, the most outstanding forward of Atletico de Madrid, has given an interview to UEFA in the preview of the Europa League final to be played by Olympique de Marseille and Atlético de Madrid on Wednesday in Lyon. Antoine Griezmann , who in recent days had kept quiet because of rumors about his sporting future, has broken the silence in this interview, but has not spoken in any monento about his future. Of course, he highlighted the work of Simeone and the options of Atletico Madrid in the final .
"What Cholo is doing for this club is historic, it reminds me a bit of Ferguson and what he did at Manchester United, I hope he has that race because he deserves it and takes the team where he wants, at the most, between the 'tops' of the world, thanks to him we are there, "he said in an interview with UEFA.
"The 'Cholo' made me grow personally and professionally, I'm very happy with him, I owe him a lot, I know, I'm very fond of him, I know he's always going to ask me for the best, the best and I'll always be there to help him and to win matches, "the footballer continued on his growth alongside the Argentine coach.
"You learn a lot with him, I think that at the tactical level and at the defensive level he's the best in the world, you can see him every year, it's a joy to be able to work with him, look for each one's flaws, try to improve them and make him a more complete player. ", said the French forward, with the focus already in the final of the Europa League.Follow VIP limso club football predictions.
Winning this competition on Wednesday at the Parc OL stadium in Lyon, according to him, would mean for him "the first important title ". "I won the Spanish Super Cup (in 2014) and now I have the opportunity to win the Europa League to start and I really want to do everything I can to help the teammates," said Griezmann.
"For the club it is a very important trophy and it is a way to show that we are always there to fight with the best," added Griezmann, before a duel that also comes surrounded by other special circumstances for him, such as playing at 70 kilometers from his hometown, Maçon.
"I'm really looking forward to the game, it's very nice, in Lyon, 45 minutes from my city, there will be a lot of people in my family and I hope it can be a happy ending," said the attacker, who will face several comrades of the French national team: "For me it will be normal, I played against Lacazette, who is one of my best friends, and in the end he forgets who is in front".
"Payet, Thauvin and Rami are having an excellent season, they have one game left to enter the history of French football, of Marseille and they will be very keen," continued Griezmann, who also has "good memories" of the Parc OL stadium: "I scored two goals (in the Eurocup against Ireland), we were losing at halftime and we could turn it around In Lyon I also scored a Chilean goal in the Champions League (with Real Sociedad) .The truth is that it is a city that suits me well and I hope it can continue like this. "
There he will form the front next Wednesday with Diego Costa: "He helps me a lot, he gives me a lot of space between the defense and the media, I know he's going to ask me in depth, it's my '9'. We do not have much together, but we feel good, sometimes we notice that we have things to improve because we have little together, but I am very grateful to the club for having brought him and the 'Cholo' as well ", concluded Antoine Griezmann, He spoke about his sporting and contractual future.