Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann hailed boss, Diego Simeone, likening him to legendary Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson.
The French international was already a good player at Real Sociedad, but it was Diego Simeone who made him the sensation he is today.
“I think that at tactical and defensive levels Simeone is the best in the world. What he is doing for this club is historic. It reminds me of Ferguson and what he did at United. I hope he has a similar career because he deserves it.” - Antoine Griezmann pic.twitter.com/aydT1Z2mFI— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) May 15, 2018
Griezmann emphasised the importance of 'Cholo' to Los Blancos, saying he's quite similar to Sir Alex Ferguson.
"What ‘Cholo’ is doing for this club is historic and he reminds me a bit of Ferguson and what he did at United," declared Griezmann in an interview with UEFA, as quoted by Football-Espana.
"I hope he has the same career because he deserves it and takes this team where he wants, at least among the top sides in the world.
"You learn a lot with him. I think that at a tactical and defensive level he is the best in the world. You see it every year and it’s a joy to work with him because he looks for a person’s weaknesses, tries to improve them and make them a more complete player."
Antoine Griezmann Likens Diego Simeone to Sir Alex Ferguson as Atletico Go for European Glory https://t.co/zkpA5wQ4Br— Bets & Stats (@BetsAndStats) May 16, 2018
Griezmann may very well move to rivals, Barcelona, in the summer, but the show of respect for Simeone is truly commendable. Let's see if he manages to pay a tribute, tonight when Atletico take on Marseille in the Europa League final.