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Sport Griezmann's brief Barca cameo leaves Simeone speechless

06:50  01 july  2020
06:50  01 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Atletico coach Simeone speechless after Griezmann's brief cameo for Barca

  Atletico coach Simeone speechless after Griezmann's brief cameo for Barca Diego Simeone was asked about former Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann following Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Barcelona.Griezmann was a 90th-minute substitute against former team Atletico, who earned a 2-2 draw away to stuttering Barca in LaLiga on Tuesday.

Asked about Griezmann ' s future in light of Suarez's comments, the Atleti boss sternly and simply replied: "Espanyol." Simeone learned on Friday that he will be banned from the touchline in the Europa League final in Lyon against Marseille after being dismissed during the first leg of the

Diego Simeone thinks club-first as comments from Luis Suarez suggest Antione Griezmann is headed to Barcelona. The LaLiga champions have long been linked with a big-money swoop for France forward Griezmann and Atleti reported Barca to FIFA over an alleged illegal approach for the

Antoine Griezmann et al. standing next to a man © Getty/Goal

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said he is "without words" amid Antoine Griezmann's struggles at Barcelona.

Griezmann was a 90th-minute substitute against former team Atletico, who earned a 2-2 draw away to stuttering Barca in La Liga on Tuesday.

A €120 million (£108m/$134m) signing from Atletico at the start of the season, Griezmann arrived amid much hype but the star forward has struggled at Camp Nou, where he has started on the bench against Sevilla and Athletic Club in recent weeks.

Griezmann has scored eight La Liga goals this season and 14 across all competitions for second-placed Barca, who could fall four points adrift of bitter rivals Real Madrid on Thursday.

'Three minutes can be decisive' - Simeone suggests Barcelona's Griezmann could have made late impact vs Atletico Madrid

  'Three minutes can be decisive' - Simeone suggests Barcelona's Griezmann could have made late impact vs Atletico Madrid Much has been made of the World Cup winner's late entrance on Tuesday amid intense speculation he could leave at the end of the seasonGriezmann was introduced in the 90th minute of Tuesday's 2-2 draw against his former club at Camp Nou and registered just six touches of the ball.

Griezmann left the club for Barcelona just over a week ago, a move that upset many at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico claim the LaLiga champions still owe an additional €80million, believing Barca to have privately agreed terms with the France international before his release clause dropped from €

Diego Simeone was quick to shut down any more talk of Antoine Griezmann joining Barcelona ahead of Atletico Madrid hosting Espanyol. The LaLiga champions have long been linked with a big-money swoop for France forward Griezmann and Atleti reported Barca to FIFA over an alleged illegal

However, Griezmann has not scored since Barca's 1-1 draw against Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie prior to the coronavirus pandemic in February.

Asked about Griezmann, Simeone told Movistar: "I'm without words."

Diego Costa's 11th-minute own goal had put Barca ahead before Saul Niguez's penalty restored parity for Atletico eight minutes later.

Lionel Messi converted a penalty of his own five minutes into the second half to celebrate his 700th career goal, but another Saul spot-kick – in the 62nd minute – secured a draw for Atletico.

It is the first time Atletico have scored two goals against Barca in La Liga under Simeone, whose side are third and two points clear of Sevilla with five matches remaining.

Griezmann signed golazo! (video)

 Griezmann signed golazo! (video) © Provided by Sports.fr Griezmann happy Antoine Griezmann ended his scarcity of goals with Barça by scoring a sublime goal in Villarreal, Sunday evening. We thought we saw “Grizi” open the scoring for Barça of a superb Madjer, from the 3rd minute, but it was in fact Pau Torres, the defender of Villarreal, who scored against his camp on a center of Jordi Alba under pressure from the 2018 world champion.

Luis Suarez fueled more speculation Antoine Griezmann is on his way to Barcelona but Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone would not play ball. The LaLiga champions have long been linked with a big-money swoop for France forward Griezmann and Atleti reported Barca to FIFA over an alleged illegal

Simeone hails 'extraordinary' Griezmann . OmnisportFebruary 10, 2018, 6:49 PM UTC. Barca will be expected to stretch their lead back to nine points against Getafe on Sunday but Simeone was still thrilled with the showing of France international Griezmann .

"We are respectful of Barcelona ​​with the quality they have," Simeone said.

"The game was played as a result of what we usually do. We started well. Their goal came in an isolated play. Then to generate a difficult game against a team that keep the ball well.

"We tried until the end. The work was very good, a very competitive team. I'm happy."

Setien admitted he felt bad for Griezmann after the match but revealed he wary of introducing the Frenchman as he can 'destablise' his team.

"I understand it's tough for Griezmann to come on when so little time left. I will speak with him tomorrow, I won't say sorry because [it's about] decisions," Setien said.

"But I understand he may feel bad and I feel bad for him because he's a great person and professional.

"It's difficult to put him on without destabilising the team."

Griezmann does a commendable job for Barcelona – Setien .
Antoine Griezmann's struggles at Barcelona continued, but coach Quique Setien backed the forward.A goal from Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi's second-half penalty saw Barca restore their five-point lead atop the table, but Griezmann again largely struggled.

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