Torres reacts to UEL trophy after 11 yrs at Atletico Madrid

  • Torres reacts to UEL trophy after 11 yrs at Atletico Madrid

Torres reacts to UEL trophy after 11 yrs at Atletico Madrid

Griezmann, who may well have put in his last performance in the red and white of Atletico after being heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer, paid tribute to Marseille after the match.

Speaking after winning the Europa League for the third time, Simeone said: 'Whatever he wants to do, I am happy. He will spearhead the attack alongside Diego Costa.

"If he goes then great, he's given a lot to us over the years".

"It was a dream of mine to win a title under Simeone and I told myself that this was my time".

"We hoped that he'd be at 100 per cent and we gave him a fitness test this morning".

This game is a sort of homecoming for Griezmann, who has spent his whole club career in Spain but grew up in Macon, less than an hour's drive from Lyon.

This will be the first meeting between Marseille and Atlético Madrid in European competition since 2008/09, when the Spaniards went unbeaten against them in the Champions League group stage (W1 D1).

"When I was a youngster I was in the stands experiencing Marseille, so for that reason I wish them all the best for the final".

"It is never good to make comparisons".

Atletico boss Diego Simeone is banned for the final, but they will look to Antoine Griezmann to guide them to victory, while former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is another familiar name in their squad.

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The Europa League is Griezmann's second trophy in his four seasons with Atletico, having previously won the Spanish Supercopa in 2014.

The France global produced an ice-cool finish beyond Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to put Atletico in charge and he started and finished an exquisite move which effectively killed off the French side early in the second half.

Victory in the Europa League was a dream come true for the outgoing Atletico Madrid forward, Fernando Torres who claims it was a ideal end to his time with the club.

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