Liga - Simeone: Griezmann gives us something we didn't have

Diego Simeone believes that Antoine Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid ‘something we didn’t have’.

Liga - Simeone: Griezmann gives us something we didn't have

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Antoine Griezmann en un entrenamiento con Francia

The France international completed his move from Real Sociedad on Monday for a fee in the region of €30m.

And the Argentine Coach has insisted that the forward can replace the outgoing David Villa and Diego Costa.

“He can give us solutions and he has characteristics which, until now, the team didn’t have,” the tactician told reporters.

“A few of our pacier, quick-thinking players like Diego Costa, Adrian and Villa have left and we need to replace them with players in a similar mould.

“The technical department have been working through all of this during the past 40 days.

"Filipe left and Siqueira came in. Courtois has gone while Moya and Oblak are now on board.

“Up front we’ve lost Costa and Mandzukic has arrived. Griezmann will give us the velocity we’ve lacked and needed.

“You don’t confect a team from just 11 players, but 18 or 20.”

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