Simeone: Griezmann’s minutes? I’m a club man”

The Argentine hints that he will continue lining up the Frenchman for the minutes that suit Atleti

diego paul Simeone He appeared before the media to review the current situation of Atlético de Madrid, assess the end of the market and refer to the case of Antoine Griezmann and the minutes he is counting on, according to his purchase option with Barcelona as long as he plays the 50% of the matches in which it is available. El Cholo commented to the press the following: “He followed the line that we had been talking about with the club and how the market was closed by Atlético. I lived it calmly, I trust the people with whom we work and we knew the planned path”.

quality of minutes

Asked about the quality of his players’ minutes, Simeone explained: “You have to try to make them understand that playing 30 minutes well is more important than 60 badly. It’s clear that everyone wants to play more, but the coaches look for situations that favor the team” .

calendar intensity

“From the beginning of the championship it was difficult. Getafe, Villarreal, Valencia… Now we are going to San Sebastián. LaLiga is very competitive and all the teams play better. They always try to hurt their rivals and it is increasingly difficult to defend with the variants that are proposed. It is difficult to press up against the quality of the other teams”.

Christian? “We have a game in San Sebastian”

“Great match tomorrow, the one we play in San Sebastian.”

New movie and market closed

“The players always want to play and are excited to play a lot of minutes. That exposes you because you show strengths and weaknesses. But when the market is open, there is the World Cup, the coach calls you and the competition is high, some boys choose to go to places where theoretically you are going to have minutes, but from now on that possibility is cut and the stage prior to the World Cup begins. What is clear is that I do not think, as a coach, that the coaches value for the last five games that the players go to the World Cup or not,” Simeone said.

Balanced template and good replacements

“Balanced squad, good replacements and the important thing is that they can compete with each other in a healthy way. Playing ability, that they can play in many positions, players that can play in various places, I’m happy with the group that was left to compete and hopefully we can show it in the field,” said Cholo.

The minutes that Griezmann plays

Asked about the minutes the Frenchman plays, Simeone commented: “They have known me for ten years, I am a club man and I always will be.”


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