Antoine Griezmann Has Given Atletico Madrid Bad Habits, Says Boss Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the Champions League and they had the opportunity to bounce back, but Simeone’s side were held to a goalless draw by Leganes on Saturday.
It was another sloppy performance from Atletico at Estadio Municipal de Butarque as Simeone’s side failed to move back to second place in the La Liga table following Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Malaga.
And Simeone was not happy with Atletico’s increasing dependency on French superstar Griezmann, who has three goals to his name in five matches in all competitions so far this season.
“He is a player who has given us bad habits because he is the player who always solves the offensive problems of the team,” Simeone said.
“When he scores goals, the team has a great chance of winning. But when he does not score, obviously it’s more difficult.”
“I think the other attackers and the rest of the team can help him get closer to the goal. We have to divide this responsibility, which is not the sole responsibility of Griezmann.”