Griezmann: "I publicly shafted my team mates, I'm sorry"

The Atlético striker made amends for his post-match comments made at Butarque with two goals against Celta - his first of the campaign.


Antoine Griezmann, whose comments following Atlético's goalless draw at Leganés caused a few cracks to appear in the usually convivial atmosphere at Atlético de Madrid, made amends by scoring twice in a brilliant display this afternoon at Balaídos. Two goals and an assist against Celta, just what Griezmann - and the Rojiblancos needed.

After the match, Griezmann also took the opportunity to set the record straight and apologise for what he said following the Leganés game: "We needed to put in a game like that, I'm very happy for the team, for what we gave out on the pitch - we put in a great game. I'd like to say sorry because I shouldn't have come out with the comments I made, in public  (in Leganés); those things have to stay in the dressing room. I shafted my team mates in public, and now I'd ld like to say sorry to them, in public. I spoke to the captains afterwards and now I want to speak out in the open. I was the first one to have a poor game against Leganés, I was angry with myself because I want to win every game. But that doesn't change anything - I shouldn't have said what I said. You learn from these things...".