Simeone lauds 'decisive' Griezmann, urges him to stay with Atletico Madrid

Miguel Angel Gil Marin says Antoine Griezmann should stay at Atletico Madrid

GETTYMiguel Angel Gil Marin says Antoine Griezmann should stay at Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid powered past Marseille to lift their third Europa League title in nine years.

Gabi, the Spanish midfielder, gave Marseille the mercy shot at the 89th minute to ensure that Atletico Madrid has won the Europa League title.

Following Wednesday's ultimate, Liverpool followers had been fast to induce their gamers to not contact the trophy forward of the Champions League ultimate in opposition to Actual Madrid on Could 26, recalling an incident from their well-known night time in Istanbul in 2005.

Griezmann's goal in London in that semi-final against Arsenal set Atletico on the way to beating the Premier League club, and it was testament to how far they have come under Simeone that they were the favourites to win that tie.

But the France global is linked with a move to Barcelona in the close-season despite being contracted until 2022.

The France global, who scored twice against the Ligue 1 side in the Europa League final, has been linked with a move from the Los Rojiblancos. "I hope I can continue to win more trophies".

"I chose to start Dimitri, one of our best players", he told reporters after the game.

Antoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid win the Europa League last night
GETTYAntoine Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid win the Europa League last night

While reacting to Fernando Torres lifting the cup with the team, Simeone said: "I've never given him anything".

"We missed our chance".

Marseille was going for a second European trophy, 25 years after winning the Champions League, but ultimately had no answer to Griezmann's mobility and finishing.

Boss Diego Simeone was overjoyed with the win and paid tribute to his side's talisman after his 28th and 29th goals of the season.

"I hope he is happy with us". They carried on anyway, and so did the game, with sections of the stadium cloaked in thick pyrotechnic smoke. They had previously won the Europa League in 2010 and again in 2012, the latter coming just six months after Simeone's appointment.

There had been plenty of talk about Griezmann's future in the build-up to the game, with Atletico president Enrique Cerezo making this confident prediction about the Frenchman's future.

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