Antoine Griezmann insists Atletico Madrid will live to fight another day, despite their ban on registering new players.
Atleti’s transfer ban means any signings they make this summer will not be able to play until January, but Griezmann – who opted to stay in the Spanish capital after the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) verdict – is confident his side have retained their pulling power.
“The club can’t make any signings and it would’ve been a heavy blow for the club that gave me a lot of confidence. Atletico allowed me to be the player I am today,” the attacker told Canal+.
“After talking to my advisor, the Coach and the captains, I decided to stay. We’ll work hard until December to see what happens and if we can sign a few players.
“It’s necessary to remember that another reason why I considered continuing with Los Rojiblancos was their ability to bring in great names and form a competitive team, able to fight with Madrid and Barcelona for trophies.
“It’s something that can’t be seen until the month of December, when Atletico’s sanction ends.”