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

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

Griezmann's brief Barca cameo leaves Simeone speechless

  Griezmann's brief Barca cameo leaves Simeone speechless The Argentine manager was stunned to see his former player given so few minutes in such an important gameGriezmann was a 90th-minute substitute against former team Atletico, who earned a 2-2 draw away to stuttering Barca in La Liga on Tuesday.

Simeone became the second Argentine manager after Helenio Herrera to hand Atlético a Spanish championship, and the second manager after In response, Atlético acquired striker Mario Mandžukić from Bayern Munich, goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica and forwards Antoine Griezmann from Real

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN believes Atletico Madrid’s UEFA Super Cup win over Real Madrid proves Diego Simeone was crucial in Griezmann ' s decision to stay at the Wanda Metropolitano (Image Speaking before facing Real, the Argentine coach said: “The Ballon d'Or is a decision that those who

a man wearing a blue shirt: Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann © Getty Images Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann

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 LaLiga on Tuesday.

A €120million 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 Bilbao in recent weeks.

Griezmann has scored eight LaLiga 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.

Atletico boss Simeone matches Aragones for LaLiga wins

  Atletico boss Simeone matches Aragones for LaLiga wins Two of Atletico Madrid's great title-winning coaches are now tied for LaLiga wins after Diego Simeone oversaw a third straight success.A vital victory in the chase for Champions League qualification represented a landmark for iconic head coach Simeone in LaLiga.

But ahead of the crunch clash with Atletico , Setien has at least been handed a show of support from club figures who visited his home on Monday, according to reports in Spain. President Josep Maria Bartomeu, sporting director Eric Abidal, and fellow officials Oscar Grau and Javier Bordas all visited

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

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 LaLiga under Simeone, whose side are third and two points clear of Sevilla with five matches remaining.

Simeone 'not thinking at all' about Champions League

  Simeone 'not thinking at all' about Champions League With four games left in LaLiga, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's focus remains on domestic matters.A brace from Alvaro Morata and a Koke goal saw Atletico beat Real Mallorca 3-0 on Friday to extend their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions.

Diego Simeone can hardly believe the situation Antoine Griezmann is facing at Barcelona. Despite Barcelona needing a goal, even Ansu Fati was brought on before the former Atletico forward. "[I'm] without words," Simeone responded when asked by Movistar Plus about Griezmann ' s predicament

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone drops hint Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann could leave after being booed during Real Madrid draw. It was the ‘while’ that resonated with Atletico Madrid fans who already sense that Griezmann ’ s days are number with United having narrowly

"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."


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Setien: Difficult to play Griezmann without destabilising Barcelona .
Antoine Griezmann was a 90th-minute substitute against former team Atletico Madrid and Quique Setien discussed his decision.Griezmann was a 90th-minute substitute against former team Atletico Madrid, who earned a 2-2 draw away to defending LaLiga champions Barca on Tuesday.

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