Griezmann reveals Simeone pep-talk

Antoine Griezmann revealed Atletico Madrid's 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday was inspired by a half-time pep-talk from Diego Simeone.

Los Colchoneros went into the break a goal down at San Mames but came back out to put the Basques to the sword, and the hat-trick hero explained that his side's improvement were the fruits of a few choice words from their Coach.

"We had a poor first half. The Coach gave us the necessary words at the break, and in the second half we did better," he told reporters after the game.

"Simeone told us to enjoy ourselves, give it our all, finish the year off well and that we'd been fantastic.

"I'm motivated for every match. I have to take full advantage of the minutes I'm given by the Coach.

"It was my best game since I got here. Now I must go on like this and continue working. Hopefully this will be my usual level, or even higher."

Tags Antoine Griezmann Diego Simeone