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Simeone: Griezmann gives us a lot of options on the attack

by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone praised French international winger, Antoine Griezmann after Atleti and Real Sociedad had reached an agreement on the €30 million transfer of the 23-year-old and Cholo believes the addition of the 2014 World Cup star will give them many options on the attack.

Diego Simeone

In his pre-match press conference ahead of his pre-season friendly against MLS side San Jose Earthquakes, Simeone spoke about what Griezmann will bring to the team as the club irons out the personal terms with the player.

“[Griezmann] is a very good player.  He has a lot of speed and can give us a lot of options on the attack.  But, it’s true that that can be said of many players we’ve been linked with and with all of them, we could have two teams.”

Simeone then spoke about the pre-season and the match against the San Jose Earthquakes.

“It’s been a good pre-season, especially for the new guys.  I hope to have the entire group at my disposal as soon as possible, but right now I can’t be satisfied with the work we’ve done in the past three weeks.

“I hope Sunday’s match will be entertaining, with a lot of people coming out to the stadium.  The people in the United States have treated us very well ever since we arrived.  The idea is to keep growing in a footballing sense in order to get to our best level.”

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