Antoine Griezmann has left Atletico Madrid this summer to join their direct rival FC Barcelona, but Los Rojoblancos' Argentinean coach Diego Simeone isn't angry at the Frenchman for taking the decisions he took.
While most Atletico fans are furious at Griezmann leaving their club, the Argentine is rather grateful for his five years of service.
Marca quote Simeone's interview with TyC Sports in which he said, "I really value what Griezmann did in his five years with us."
He continued, "This is an important moment in his career and he is going to an extraordinary club in Barcelona."
Revealing his gratitude towards Griezmann, Simeone stated, "I spoke a lot with him and I am grateful for those who have played with us. When he arrived he played out wide and he came for 25 million euros."
Continuing by talking about how he moved Griezmann from a winger to a striker, Simeone claimed, "I told him he had to play in the middle and score more, which he understood and which he did."
The Argentinean concluded by disclosing that he has nothing but love for Griezmann and his family as he said, "As a coach, I am happy with how he did. I love him a lot. I have a great relationship with him and his family. If he keeps up his rhythm then he'll have a good season this year."
Since Griezmann's departure, Atletico Madrid have already started re-shaping their squad in this summer's transfer window.