Previous
England
Panama
6
1
FT
Match 30
Game Details
Japan
Senegal
2
2
FT
Match 32
Game Details
Poland
Colombia
0
3
FT
Match 31
Game Details
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
2:00 PM UTC
Match 34
Game Details
Uruguay
Russia
2:00 PM UTC
Match 33
Game Details
Iran
Portugal
6:00 PM UTC
Match 35
Game Details
Spain
Morocco
6:00 PM UTC
Match 36
Game Details
Next

SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Barcelona 28 9 1 93
2 Atletico 23 10 5 79
3 Real Madrid 22 10 6 76
View Full Table »

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann disappointed with goal drought

Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann admitted to disappointment with his current lack of goals when speaking after Wednesday evening's Champions League last 16 first leg at PSV Eindhoven.

Griezmann is Atletico's top scorer this season with 19 strikes in all competitions, but has now scored just once in his last eight outings for Atletico, and had another frustrating night against the Eredivisie champions.

PSV EindhovenPSV Eindhoven
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details

Asked about a clear opportunity when he raced behind a square PSV defence but was denied by home goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet after the game, the France international said he had not finished the chance as he had hoped, but was still confident he could turn his current poor run around.

"It was a difficult game," Griezmann said. "We had to work hard, which is what we did. It was a pity, I had a clear chance and missed it. The keeper made a good save, although I did not lift the ball as I wanted. But I believe in what I am doing, and goals will soon come, hopefully on Saturday [against Real Madrid in La Liga]."

Antoine Griezmann has scored just once over his past eight games in all competitions.

Atletico's Luciano Vietto and Koke also spurned clear first-half chances, while Diego Simeone's team were unable to take advantage when playing the final 25 minutes with an extra player after young PSV attacker Gaston Pereiro was sent off for two quick yellow cards.

"It was worse when they had 10," Griezmann admitted. "They sat back and it was tough for us to make chances, to get close to the goal. But we keep working, as we do, and will continue."

The former Real Sociedad attacker said he was however confident that Atletico would do enough to quality in the return at the Estadio Vicente Calderon on Tuesday, March 15.

"At home we feel very comfortable, with our fans pushing us on," he said. "For sure it will go well for us."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.