Antoine Griezmann believes that Atletico Madrid’s victory over Porto, who qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League, motivated the team to qualify for the derby against Real, next Sunday.
“It was a turning point, especially for the players. We will play well against Real Madrid, and we will give everything for ourselves, for the fans and for the club. We hope to play a perfect game,” he said in comments quoted by the newspaper. Marker.
When asked if Joao Felix is happy at the club, Griezmann recalled the Portuguese’s celebrations after his victory in Dragao: “I think so, he’s happy. We saw how he celebrated with the team the victory over FC Porto. It’s always difficult to stay on the bench, that’s what happened to me a few times in Barcelona. You have to help the team as best you can, and Joao has always done that.”
The French international, who returned this season to Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona, was also surprised by the Catalan team’s exclusion from the Champions League: “It is surprising because it is a team that has always managed to reach the round of 16. There were many changes in the club, and Messi left, And change the coaches, but it takes some patience and faith in the players.”
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