Atleti ‘motivated’ for Griezmann stay

Atletico Madrid are ‘motivated’ to work for their ‘best player’ Antoine Griezmann, according to his teammate Thomas Partey.

The French forward rejected the advances from Barcelona this summer to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal at Los Rojiblancos.

“We all know he’s the best player we have,” Partey told reporters.

“He is doing so well for the team and we are happy, we are all motivated to work for him.

“I think this is a great team and we need to win a lot of trophies, the pressure that comes with that is normal and we have to solve it ourselves as a team and keep moving forward.”

Atleti won last season’s Europa League title and also finished second in La Liga, only the second time this century they have finished above Real Madrid in the league standings.

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