Simeone praises Griezmann ahead of crunch Champions League game

Mon 01 November 2021 | 8:49

The Rojiblancos were blessed by Griezmann's brilliant form in their victory against Betis on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid defeated Real Betis with a 3-0 result on Sunday.

Antoine Griezmann

was crucial to Atletico's victory, creating multiple chances behind Betis' backline.

In a post-match press conference, Diego Simeone hailed Griezmann for his impressive performance.

"Looking at today's game, we found the usual Griezmann,"

Simeone said.

"Working, insisting, looking for scoring chances, getting into positions, having chances to score. That's the way we were looking for him to be when we thought of him."

Griezmann will not be able to travel to Anfield for his side's upcoming Champions League game. The French star was sent off in the second half of Atletico's 3-2 defeat against Liverpool earlier this month.

"We were busy in LaLiga,"

the Argentine said.

"We needed to win again to be up there with the contenders, and starting tomorrow another competition begins for which we will start to prepare tonight or tomorrow morning."

Atletico sit second in Group B of the competition, five points behind leaders Liverpool. Porto are chasing the Rojiblancos, being down on goal difference. The Portuguese side will travel to Milan on Wednesday.

After their match against Liverpool, Atletico will face Valencia in their next La Liga match on Sunday.

source: SportMob

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