Griezmann: "I'm happy to have these team mates"

Griezmann: "I'm happy to have these team mates"



Antoine Griezmann gave his thoughts after Atlético Madrid's narrow victory over Levante on Sunday, thanks to a penalty scored by the Frenchman, who has scored six of his side's last six goals.

Analysis of the match: "We have not been very good at the top. I was the first, missing passes, my legs were heavy, but we know that behind us we have the best defence, with Godín, as always, doing things well. Savic was injured, but Giménez was ready to play, that's our strength. Vitolo, who doesn’t usually play had a great game today. We have to continue like that.

View of dubious penalty decision awarded to Atlético: "Thomas wants to make a pass back and it hits him (the Levante defender) on the hand. Each referee has his opinion and sees the play as he wants. Luckily, he has called the penalty."

On scoring six goals in a row: "We all pull the carriage in difficult moments, including the coach and the fans. And then the players. Without my teammates I can’t do anything, score goals or take chances. I am very happy here and to have them as team mates.”

Atlético had a good game, but won by the minimum…

“We are left strengthened by this victory, now we turn the page and we focus on the Cup, which is a tournament that we want to win.”

How did you see the play of the penalty?

“For me it was a penalty. But that's it. I won’t go into more. It’s the decision of the referee. The same as when he ruled out Koke's goal. Then you (the media) are there to say if it was a penalty or if the goal was rightly cancelled.”

Will you be punished for not scoring more than the penalty goal?

“We lacked calmness when in the opponent’s area, the boss tells us. When we had to shoot we gave the pass and vice versa. It’s not easy. In the end, 1-0 is the same victory as 8-0, so we’re happy.”