Simeone: “Griezmann is tremendously important and his injury is a shame”

Diego Simeone, coach of the Atlético de Madrid, expressed this Thursday that Antoine Griezmann, that retired in the 75th minute of the Copa del Rey match against Rayo Majadahonda, is a “tremendously important” footballer for his team and regretted that he suffered an injury in that match.

“Surely the doctors will inform better of what has happened. Griezmann is a tremendously important player for us and it’s a shame that he was injured today“, He explained at the press conference after the knockout of the round of 32 played at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, that his team won 0-5.

“I liked the intensity, the attitude of the team, the ways the game started. It helps us to be on the next shift. There are many important teams that have passed, “added Simeone, who, with the victory assured, transmitted to his players”not that they did not harm the Majadahonda “but not to” harm “themselves.

He also explained that the changes for Marcos Llorente and José María Giménez were planned: “Giménez we knew he was going to play for a while alone and Marcos the same. He was coming from an injury and we understood that 45 minutes was a good moment. He had made a good first half and we understood that he wanted the best to make him rest at the end of the first half ”.

And he considered that Joao Félix’s party was “extraordinary, very good, exceptional, with a lot of important things for the good of the team ”.

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