Barcelona signing Griezmann: I am lucky to have learned from Cholo Simeone at Atletico Madrid.






Atletico Madrid were upset with the manner of the forward’s exit, but the new Barcelona signing has hailed his former coach
New Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann has credited Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for his form in recent seasons, saying he felt "lucky" to have played under the Argentinian.

Griezmann completed his €120 million (£107m/$134m) move to Barca last week after spending five years at Atleti playing under Simeone.

His exit left a sour taste in Madrid, with Atletico adamant they should have been paid €200m (£179m/$225m) because they say Griezmann and his new club agreed terms before July 1, when his release clause dropped by €80m .

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Atletico believe the agreement has been in place since March, and made clear their "disgust" with both Barcelona and Griezmann.
Barcelona are confident there is "no evidence" of such an agreement taking place. "We contacted Griezmann after he made the video saying goodbye to the fans, there was nothing in March," Josep Maria Bartomeu​ said as the player was introduced to his new side.
And, despite the bad blood between the two clubs, Griezmann has now tried to smooth over the rel

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