Griezmann not interested in transfer talk after Europa League heroics

Griezmann not interested in transfer talk after Europa League heroics

Griezmann not interested in transfer talk after Europa League heroics

France worldwide Griezmann, who has been heavily linked with a close-season move to Barcelona, scored twice and played an influential role in Gabi's 89th-minute goal as Atletico overcame Marseille 3-0 in Lyon.

Football is attractive, but it can be cruel too, none so much as during an European Cup final.

The Ligue 1 outfit had started brightly but had their momentum checked by Griezmann's opener, and an injury to captain Dimitri Payet before the break came as a further blow to their hopes.

Former Fulham striker Konstantinos Mitroglou had the best chance for Marseille, hitting the post after emerging from the bench in the last 10 minutes, before skipper Gabi put the icing on the cake for Atletico. Griezmann has been Atletico's leading scorer in each season since he joined from Real Sociedad for 25 million euros ($30 million) in 2014, and his double took him on to 29 goals in all competitions this campaign.

"We've always said the best way to get back to winning ways is by persisting". "Atletico are a great team and we have no reason to be ashamed of this loss".

"Now is not the time to talk about my future".

Griezmann, 27, has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in the close-season, despite being contracted with Atletico until 2022.

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Ex-Tottenham attacker Clinton N'Jie then managed to produce the worst finish imaginable to one of Marseille's scant openings, with his terrible outside-of-the-boot effort from inside the box going out for a throw.

"They were very attacking, worked well, but we were also doing our thing", he said.

He said that he would love his star player, who had the flawless final preparation for World Cup duties with the French national side with this win, to stay and continue to develop with the side.

"I left home when I was 14 years old because I wanted to win trophies, this is my second and I hope I can win more".

Atleti's win secures a third Europa League triumph, pulling them level with Juventus, Inter and Liverpool behind five-time winners Sevilla on the competition's roll of honour.

Gil Marin added: 'If he decides that he does not want to continue with us, we have to respect his decision.

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