Simeone plays down Griezmann boos

Diego Simeone has played down the boos directed at Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid fans and stated he has ‘enormous support’ from the club.

A small number of Los Rojiblancos fans booed the French forward, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Eibar.

“They whistled 50 or 40 out of 60,000. The support for him was enormous,” Simeone told reporters after the match.

“We know that if he continues we will be much more competitive. I hope he solves what he believes is best for his growth, but in the club he has unconditional support.

“I don't underestimate 30,000 spectators. I don't think that because Godin goes there to tell them anything, Griezmann will shout to stay.

“There are always whistles and criticisms. Someone has also whistled to players like Kiko or even Torres.”

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