Griezmann accepts ‘slump’ in form

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann accepts he is enduring a “slump” in form but is adamant “when I score one, the goals will follow”.

The Frenchman has failed to score in his last five League games and was unable to find the back of the net against PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday, but he believes he is one goal away from regaining his prowess in the box.

“I don’t see myself as a reference point for Atleti. The team’s strength is the collective,” he told Cadena SER.

“There were many fans at my presentation [when I joined], and I always try to thank them for their support.

“They chant my name in every game, and I give them my all in return.

“The Calderon gives us a lot and we need [its support]. It gives us a boost.

“I’m in a goalscoring slump at the moment. It’s true that I’ve had chances, but I haven’t put them away.

“Still, I have faith in what I’m doing and when I score one, the goals will follow.

“I’m not going to make excuses, but the boots I wore [on Wednesday] didn’t help me!”

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