Griezmann was in confident mood ahead of Los Rojiblancos’ return to domestic action away at rivals Sevilla this weekend with the Frenchman netting three goals so far in 2022/23.
However, the focus attention will fall on Koke at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, as he prepares to break the club’s all time appearance record in Andalucia.
The 30-year-old will overtake Abelardo Rodriguez, with his 554th Atletico game, as part of his 14th season in the first team.
Koke has established himself as a legend amongst the Atletico fans, with his rise all the way through the youth ranks, and into the senior side, in 2009.
The clash is a huge game for both sides, after indifferent starts to the campaign, but Griezmann gave a special pre-match mention to his skipper.
“He’s a legend of the club, a great captain, teammate and friend”, as per reports from Marca.
“I am very proud of him and I hope he sets the bar very high with more games at Atletico.”