Griezmann discusses poor form and Atleti futureNovember 21, 2017
Antoine Griezmann has been drawn to make comments on his future at Atletico Madrid and his poor form.
The summer months saw the Frenchman linked with a move from the Wanda Metropolitano as Diego Costa’s return to the club was finalised, allowing interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to be heard in English and Spanish media.
La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Madrid were also said to be interested and that has continued into the current season, despite a poor run of form.
Griezmann is experiencing his worst form in an Atleti shirt and perhaps in La Liga since his arrival back in 2005, leaving his future up in the air.
The 26-year-old has not scored for Diego Simeone’s side since the 27th of September when he netted against Chelsea in the Champions League, whilst his last league goal came four days previous against Sevilla.
Having been hauled off by Simeone in the Madrid derby on Saturday evening, which ended 0-0; the former Real Sociedad man was quizzed on his future at the club and his poor form.
“I have no regrets about staying at Atletico,” Griezmann told Telefoot.
“This was my decision and I’m happy with it, that’s not the reason why I’ve gone seven games without scoring.
“I haven’t discussed a January move away and the team will improve further with the arrivals of Diego Costa and Vitolo, the reinforcements will do us good.
“I haven’t always expressed myself well (in regards to his future), like the other day I said it would be nice to play alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, of course it would, but that does not mean I want to join PSG.
“This season I have not been at my best…for France, yes it has been good but for Atletico maybe only two or three of my performances have been enough.
“I need to work hard to change this and to improve, I need to work on my shooting and also try to create more chances for my teammates – this team needs to get back to where we belong.”
Further to interest from those aforementioned clubs, Bayern Munich have also been linked but sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has ended such links.
“The truth is nobody here has even discussed Griezmann,” Salihamidzic told Sky.
“We won’t join in with the madness of the transfer market as some of the fees involved are not worth talking about.
“Bayern are only interested in deals which are sensible and which will suit the club.
“The transfer window does not open until January and we constantly look at ways of improving but we have decided upon a few things.”
Griezmann and Atletico prepare this week to face Roma on Wednesday evening in the Champions League, where nothing short of a win could see them eliminated from the competition.