Griezmann speaks on Atletico Madrid future after Europa League final brace

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He returned to the Spanish capital in 2015, with his second stint with Atleti coming to an end at the end of the season as Torres embarks on a new chapter in his career.

"Griezmann today confirmed what he has been doing year by year", Simeone said after the game.

The 27-year-old France global has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano this summer and showed his class as Atleti ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in Lyon.

"Antoine-if he stays we'll continue to grow and develop", the Atletico boss said, per Press Association Sport (h/t Daniel Matthews and Mark Mann-Bryans of MailOnline). He's played three finals with us and won two.

Simeone, who had to watch from the stands due to a touchline ban, called the victory a reward for his side's hard work and even expressed hope that Griezmann could be convinced to stay. "Whatever he decides I'll be happy because he has given us his life".

Payet was a key figure in France's run to the Euro 2016 final, although he has not featured for the national team since a 2-1 win over Belarus on October 10.

"He's given us a lot, he gave us a leap in quality as a team".

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Griezmann speaks on Atletico Madrid future after Europa League final brace

The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia's side well beaten.

"We missed our chance in the first half", Garcia added.

"The scoreline is harsh but the better team won".

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.

Atletico were the favourites against a Marseille side whose continental campaign had begun in the third qualifying round last July.

Griezmann slotting coolly into the bottom left corner in the 21st minute after being set up by midfielder Gabi's first-time pass. Marseille's woeful defending contributed, as midfielder Zambo Anguissa failed to control a casual pass out from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and the loose ball bounced straight to Gabi. The Cameroonian's attempt at a touch was very bad, and Gabi pounced on the loose ball, sending Griezmann through to finish.

OM then conceded again just four minutes after the restart.

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