- Advertisement -
Sport

Griezmann Will Still Take Penalties – Simeone Says Messi, Maradona, Platini All Missed Penalties

Inside Atletico Madrid


“Maradona, Messi, Platini and Zico have all missed penalties. Griezmann will carry on taking them” – Simeone


The France international saw a late effort crash against the bar, but his coach pointed out that even the best players in the world sometime err from the spot Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann will continue taking penalties despite his latest miss, coach Diego Simeone said.

Griezmann put his 84th-minute spot-kick against the crossbar, but Atletico still claimed a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

A first-half goal by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, set up by Griezmann, was enough for the LaLiga giants.

Atletico down Bayern in Champions League clash Atletico have taken three penalties in their last four Champions League games, failing to score any of them-with two missed by Griezmann.

“[Diego] Maradona, [Lionel] Messi, [Michel] Platini and Zico have all missed penalties. Griezmann will carry on taking them,”Simeone said, via UEFA.

“We are very happy with his work. He started the counter-attack for the goal and he did a thousand things.

“For me, he is in amongst the best forwards in the world.”

Carrasco’s pinpoint finish in the 35th minute proved the match-winner for Simeone’s side.

The Argentinian was also full of praise for midfielder Koke, saying: “We have been working with Koke for the last two years, moving him more inside.

“He is looking more natural there and seems to be the boss in there. It works well and he enables the team recover the ball much more quickly.”

Source: OkayNG.com

Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: CLICK HERE (WhatsApp Only), Follow us on Twitter: @OkayNigeria.


Gbolahan Adeyemi
Gbolahan Adeyemi is a freelance writer, blogger and editor. A budding individual with the strive to share and inform the masses with contents relating to their beliefs, lifestyle and all about the entertainment.

Leave a Reply

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. - Read our Privacy policy

Close