Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona: Atletico Madrid star coy on transfer speculation

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona: Atletico Madrid star coy on transfer speculation

The 27-year-old France worldwide has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and showed his class as Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Lyon.

"This is a reward for me after I left home aged 14, for all the work I have put in, the suffering", Griezmann said.

"Antoine - if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop", the Argentinian said.

Marseille: Steve Mandanda 4, Malang Sarr 5, Adil Rami 5, Luiz Gustavo 5, Jordan Amavi 5, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa 4, Morgan Sanson 5, Florian Thauvin 5, Dimitri Payet 6, Lucas Ocampos 5, Valere Germain 5.

Things got worse for Marseille when Payet, their captain and most influential player who had been struggling with a hamstring problem ahead of the game, came off crying just after the half-hour.

"The coaching staff have been lucky enough to find very strong men and footballers who have been improving year after year", Simeone stated as he showered praise on the backroom staff.

Four minutes into the second half, Griezmann started and finished the move for his second.

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"I've never given him anything", Simeone said to reporters in his post-match press conference, as per Marca. "I can't be happier", wrote the outgoing striker.

"We had the best chance first up (through Germain) and then we made a mistake that cost us a goal". "Atletico you deserve the world".

Atletico will be bidding to win Europe's secondary competition for a third time when they face Olympique de Marseille in Thursday's final in Lyon, France, having been knocked out of the Champions League in December by finishing third in their group.

Atletico, who are now second in the La Liga standings with a single match to play this season, are two-time Europa League winners, having tasted victory in 2009/10 and 2011/12.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone will be unable to orchestrate proceedings from the dugout as he serves a suspension following his sending-off in the semi-final first leg against Arsenal.

There is confidence in Spain that Atletico's greater collective experience of European finals will give them the edge, but Simeone has been keen to avoid too many comparisons with what has come before.

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