Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Atletico De Madrid Ramp Up Preparations for Friendly Match in Nigeria

Atletico De Madrid Ramp Up Preparations for Friendly Match in Nigeria

Griezmann, who may well have put in his last performance in the red and white of Atletico after being heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer, paid tribute to Marseille after the match. "Even without him we'll continue to grow".

"He always made the right decisions and I hope he'll be happy to be with us", said Simeone, who signed Griezmann from Real Sociedad four years ago. I'm not optimistic or pessimistic.

Griezmann had hogged most of the attention before the final amid speculation he is set to end his four-year stay at Atletico to move to 25-time Spanish champions Barca when his buy-out clause drops to 100m euros, reported Reuters.

"We already told him a couple of things. he can't leave us", he told reporters.

"It's about more than a trophy", Simeone said.


The report claims that club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced the La Liga winners have agreed terms with Griezmann and wants to ensure relations with Atletico are not damaged.

France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is a doubt for the clash against the home-based Nigerian Super Eagles team due to World Cup preparations, scored twice as Atletico de Madrid swept aside Marseille. "We lost one (final) with two minutes left, and another on penalties".

"I thought it was emotional", Gabi explained.

Percentage of Atletico's 93 goals that have directly involved Griezmann (29 goals, 13 assists) this season. If we want to play the Champions League or the Europa League next year, we will have to go through mental challenges.

Says media with reference to Catalan newspaper Sport, Barcelona are willing to pay Atletico the amount that exceeds 100 million euros, which from 1 July will be activated in his contract as compensation.

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