The France international and Atletico Madrid’s hotshot Antoine Griezmann, who has been linked with a move away from the Spanish giant Atletico Madrid, but has recently admitted that he considered leaving Atletico Madrid ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, but feels he does not need to find a new club in order to improve even if Atletico’s head coach Diego Simeone departs in the near future.
Antoine Griezmann has scored 22 goals in 38 league games last season for the Atletico Madrid, with another seven coming in his 13 Champions League appearances as Diego Simeone side made it to the final before losing to Zidane side Real Madrid
The 25 year old France man, Griezmann has been linked with some of the biggest European clubs such as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain over the past few months and a couple of weeks ago Griezmann admits briefly that he may leave Spain if Atletico Madrid’s head coach Diego Simeone leaves the Vicente Calderon.
However, the France international and Atletico Madrid’s star forward has recently stated that he is not going anywhere and feels like he does not need to find a new club in order to improve even if Atletico’s head coach Diego Simeone departs in the near future.
As Griezmann said in an interview with GQ,
"I had some doubts [about my future at Atletico Madrid] last summer when there were reports Simeone could leave,"
"I called him and he told me that he would stay. So I stayed as well. I have a lot of respect for him and feel that he believes in me. I need to stay with him and work for him a bit more.”
"But that does not necessarily mean I would follow him if he leaves Atletico.”
"My team-mates here really appreciate me. I have reached this level thanks to them. I get better every week. I need them and I love playing for Atletico. I do not think I need to move to reach the next level." He added.
And the latest report says that the League 1 giant PSG could make a move for Griezmann at the end of the season, but according to Griezmann,
“A move to Ligue 1 is not my goal at this stage,"
"Maybe later. But I love Spain." He concluded.