ATLETICO MADRID

Juanfran: Griezmann told me he is playing on Saturday

The French attacker was a doubt coming into Saturday's clash against Real Madrid with a foot injury but doubts are slowly being put to bed over Atletico Madrid's talisman

Juanfran training
DANI SANCHEZ DIARIO AS

Antoine Griezmann has told Juanfran that he is fit and ready to play on Saturday against Real Madrid all but confirming the French man's availability.

The 25-year-old suffered a foot injury during France's 2-1 victory over Sweden last Friday night and was pulled out of their game against Ivory Coast the following Tuesday.

Initial reports suggested the injury was worse than it was but there were, and still are, fears that Griezmann is not 100%.

Griezmann training with Godin on Thursday

Griezman is ready to go

If his teammate, Juanfran, can be considered a reliable source, close to the information we are set to see Griezmann on Saturday with the Frenchman ready to lead the line for Simeone's side as they look to continue their good form against Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

In an interview with COPE, Juanfran said, "I asked him this morning and he told me he is going to play," Juanfran said.

"He has a bruise. I believe he will make it."