Griezmann confident Simeone won't ditch Atletico

Griezmann confident Simeone won't ditch Atletico

Published Jun. 7, 2016 6:32 a.m. ET

Antoine Griezmann is "almost 100 per cent sure" coach Diego Simeone will stay at Atletico Madrid this summer.

Atletico suffered their second defeat in three years to arch rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final last month and Simeone admitted after the game that he was considering his future at the club. 

France striker Griezmann was one of Simeone's stand-out players last season and speaking to beIN Sports France he revealed he would be "raging" if Atletico were to lose the Argentine this summer. 

"I spoke to him and I'm pretty sure he's staying," Griezmann said.


"I'd be raging if he left. I still have a lot to learn from him. I spoke to Simeone, I'm nearly 100 per cent sure he won't leave."

Atletico's loss in the Champions League final meant they failed to win any silverware for the second season running as Barcelona claimed the La Liga title in the final weeks of the season and the Copa del Rey. 

Simeone's uncertainty has sparked rumors the hugely successful coach would like to move on to another challenge, but Griezmann has assured Atletico supporters their head coach is going nowhere. 

"The fans can sleep peacefully because we have four more years of contract with him," Griezmann said. 

"Whenever you lose a title you are upset. But Atletico have always shown that we win and we lose together."


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