Diego Simeone has said Antoine Griezmann is fully committed to the club despite reports that the forward has discussed a transfer to Barcelona.
Simeone told a news conference ahead of Friday evening’s La Liga game at Espanyol that Griezmann had only last weekend proven his will to play for Atletico, and the latest speculation had caused no problems within the squad.
“I am very happy with Griezmann,” Simeone said. “I work off what I can see, and I see him wanting to take part and committed to the cause.
“The fans want Griezmann to score goals,” he said. “When he scores a bicycle-kick, he is the best of all.
[Luciano] Vietto is not scoring, does not talk to anybody, and he is criticised.
“Vietto played at the start of the season, was one of our best players football-wise, although it did not come with goals,” he said. “We began to rotate, looking at other options. Gaitan has played less. I spoke with him, it was interesting chat, and the club will decide what is best.”
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