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I hope he will succeed at Barcelona - Simeone on Griezmann

Wed 21 July 2021 | 12:22

Speculation continues about the future of Antoine Griezmann, and Diego Simeone has praised Barcelona's French striker.

In this transfer window,

Antoine Griezmann

has repeatedly been linked with a return to

Atletico Madrid

, and Diego Simeone has praised a player who still believes he can succeed at

Barcelona

.

I want the best for him and I hope he will succeed at Barcelona”, ​

Simeone said.

“He is at an extraordinary club and Antoine is a complete player. At Euro 2020, he again proved he can bring a lot [to a team] regardless of his positioning. But today, he is not with us. I only wish the best for a player who gave me everything.”

Although the France national football team had an early farewell to Euro 2020,

Griezmann

performed well in the tournament and created more chances (10) than any of his team-mates.

Griezmann also excelled in the 2017-18 season under Simeone, scoring 19 goals and providing 11 assists. A performance that always kept the Argentine coach appreciated. However, the future of the French striker is unknown at this time, and it is unclear whether he will become

Luis Suarez

's partner at Atletico Madrid.

"

At the moment the option [to sign Suarez from Barcelona] appeared, I knew that the team lacked that forcefulness. There are not many. There are few specialists and Luis is one of them.",

he added.

"We understood that if we continued to be solid behind him, he would be closer to responding in the most difficult moments, when he had to appear. What I said about the 'Suarez area'. I'm not a fortune teller, but I'm a soccer man and I knew it was his time."

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