Antoine Griezmann insists he does not regret Atletico Madrid stay

Antoine Griezmann insists he does not regret staying at Atletico Madrid, and says he has had no discussions about leaving the club in January.

The Frenchman has been constantly linked with a move away from Diego Simeone’s side, who are 10 points off La Liga leaders Barcelona and are on the brink of exiting the Champions League at the group stages.

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague said in his weekly column that Atletico are preparing for Griezmann’s summer exit, with Barcelona and Manchester United heavily linked, but the 26-year-old has said he hasn’t regretted staying at Atletico for this season.

He told French TV channel Telefoot: “I do not regret having stayed at Atletico. It was my choice, I am happy with my choice, even though I have gone seven games without scoring. I will score again soon.”

Asked if he had discussed a potential January exit with anyone at Atletico, Griezmann added: “No. In addition, Diego Costa and Vitolo will come, so we’ll try to keep the team high enough. These two reinforcements will do us good. An exit agreement? I did not speak about that with the president.”

Rumours about a future move to Manchester United: “I didn’t express myself very well. It’s like the other day, with the game “Yes or No”, when they asked me: ‘Would you like to play with Mbappe and Neymar?’ I answered yes but that does not mean that I want to go to PSG.”

Griezmann has not scored in seven games for the La Liga side, but says he is happier with his performances, and is adamant he can regain his goalscoring touch.

“I’m happy with all my performances with the national team but with only two or three Atletico matches. I have to improve and find my best form.

“It depends on me, how I train and work. There are games where I don’t even get one shot on target and that’s my problem.

“I have to work to take the team to the top.”