In an interview with the Madrid press, the Argentine coach of Atlético de Madrid spoke of the hot issues of his team.
Antoine Griezmann will not play at Atlético de Madrid next season. At least as long as the situation doesn’t change. The exchange between Barça and Atlético has finally collapsed, and Saúl will not take the direction of Barcelona. In an interview with AS, the colchonero coach Diego Simeone was logically questioned about the situation of the striker tricolor.
“I have a very good relationship with him, beyond the sporting side, my daughters play with his children. In addition to everything he has given Atlético, I want things to go well for him at Barcelona, he is an extraordinary player. In Barcelona, by making seasons below his level, he never scores less than twenty goals. His stats are important and I hope he can show the player he was at the Euro, at the World Cup, during the five years with us. I expect nothing other than his success in Barcelona ”, launched the Argentine tactician.
Saúl can go, not João Félix
“We talk to each other (the transfer, editor’s note), we talk with the club, there are positions to improve in the team, we need a striker. Another player will come if it’s not Griezmann. The club will make the best financial decision ”, he launched on the future of the Frenchman, before mentioning the Saúl case: “He is very important for us, because he can play sideways, winger, midfielder, in a double pivot … He brings us plenty of situations where we can count on him. Without having his best season, we counted on him. I talked with him. “If you stay, you will work as usual, and if you want to leave, we will open the door.” We gave him everything, he gave us everything. If he has to leave, I will kiss him, I wish him the best ”.
A departure of the Spanish midfielder therefore remains relevant, despite the failure of Operation Griezmann. It retains a very good rating in England in particular. On the other hand, for João Félix, he more or less closed the door. “He showed great things in his first two years, from August to December he had a very, very good season. The injury then appeared, for a player like that it’s difficult. Dribbling, contact is difficult with a weak ankle. He was brave. We hope he will be regular next season. For the club, it’s clear. We have the strength to keep our players, it’s wonderful, and we want as few players as possible to leave ”, said the Cholo, who was very satisfied with the arrivals of Rodrigo de Paul and Marcos Paulo. No doubts, he still hopes to win titles next season.
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