Griezmann Dismisses Transfer Talk After 'Dream' Europa Triumph

Griezmann Dismisses Transfer Talk After 'Dream' Europa Triumph

Griezmann, who scored in every knockout round for Madrid after they dropped down from the Champions League, proved to be the difference with two smart finishes more than enough to seal the trophy. "I owe a lot to Simeone and my team mates".

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

His goals might end up being the parting gift, considering Griezmann has been increasingly linked with a move to Barcelona.

The forward has been vocal on his future in recent weeks, with Griezmann claiming he's in talks with Atletico over his plans.

Marseille began with urgency, but striker Valere Germain shot over from playmaker Dimitri Payet's slick pass after three minutes.

"We missed our chance. But above all, I'd like to remind everyone of our team's incredible journey during the tournament", said former Los Angeles Dodgers owner McCourt, who purchased Marseille in October 2016. "In the second half they raised their level and the best team won".

"This was just confirmation of what Griezmann has been doing year after year", said the Argentine.

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Substitute Kostas Mitroglou almost pulled one back, his header coming off the post, before Gabi's low drive in the 89th minute made it 3-0.

"When I left home at 14 years of age it was to win trophies, to enjoy nights like this", Griezmann said on BeIn Sports on the final whistle. "There has been joy and sadness, but I am so happy".

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.

Atletico is looking to win the Europa League for the third time in nine seasons, after triumphing in 2010 and again in 2012, shortly after "Cholo" Simeone was appointed coach.

Marseille wasted some opportunities to get back in the game, with Atletico controlling the pace.

The game carried on regardless, with Rudi Garcia's side well beaten. It also lost another Champions League final to Real Madrid in 2014 and the gulf in experience was evident.

Captain Gabi added a third before the end as Griezmann won the first major honour of his career, but the win was marred by the worry that it could be the Frenchman's final game in Atleti colours.

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