Enrique Cerezo has said that he has no reason to believe Antoine Griezmann wants to leave the club, and recent comments made on French TV were only jokes.
“You do not understand Griezmann, or his sense of humour,” Cerezo said. “He wants to stay. He is saying what he has to say. I have not seen him say anywhere that he wants to leave, just the opposite, that he wants to stay as, among other things, he has a contract.”
Cerezo himself cracked a joke when asked about Griezmann having suggested he liked the idea of lining up alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at PSG.
“What you don’t know is that maybe those two could come here,” he added.
Next up for Atletico is Saturday’s La Liga derbi at home to neighbours Real Madrid, with both teams needing a victory as they are currently joint third in the table, already eight points behind leaders Barca.
“The derbi is an important game for everyone, but it is a league match just like the last one,” Atleti goalkeeper Jan Oblak told the club’s website. “We’re going to try and win it just as we always do. I hope the result is what we are looking for.”
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