Juanfran urges ‘calm’ from Griezmann

Juanfran has urged Atletico Madrid teammate Antoine Griezmann to remain ‘calm’ after the player’s substitution at Deportivo La Coruna.

The French star was surprisingly subbed off by Coach Diego Simeone at 0-0 during Saturday’s late one-goal victory for Los Rojiblancos, replaced by defender Jose Maria Gimenez.

“Griezmann? He is an extremely important player for us, and we are all behind him,” Juanfran is quoted as saying by Diario AS.

“We all adore him and have total faith in him. Any decision taken by the Coach is one we accept, it doesn’t matter which players are involved.

“He acts with the team in mind and Griezmann should be calm because everybody here supports him.”

Griezmann has struggled for form this season, netting only two La Liga goals while his brother Theo criticised the Atleti Coach following Saturday’s clash.

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