Simeone: Without Ronaldo Atletico are at Real Madrid's level!

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Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone has explained why he'd never sign his son, Giovanni, who scored on his Argentina national team debut this week.

Before winning the World Cup with France, Antoine Griezmann's future at Atletico Madrid was uncertain with Barcelona's interest in the player.

Simeone also discussed the fact that Griezmann did not make the final three for FIFA's The Best Men's Player of the Year award, despite him triumphing in the Europa League and World Cup .

Simeone, meanwhile, also believes Jan Oblak has been hard done by not being included in the goalkeeper category.

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"I read that Mbappe is more powerful and quicker than him, but Griezmann is the pilot".

"When Real Madrid and Barça have irregular seasons, we're there to be first", Simeone said in an interview with COPE. "I always felt that he wanted to stay".

"I swear on my kids that I never saw us losing him".

Tuchel simply must ensure PSG become a consistent force in the Champions League, and he'll need Mbappe and Neymar on fire to succeed.

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone could well be tasked with attempting to stop the pair at some point this season, but when asked which he would prefer to have on his side, his response was typical.

"Oblak is the best, and at least in the top three keepers in the world", Simeone said.

"He hasn't had an explanation - World Cup victor, Super Cup, Europa League, second in LaLiga, best player in the [World Cup] final", he added.

"I feel sorry for the boys, because they have very good seasons and [being excluded from the awards] disappoints you a little".

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Griezmann has won the Europa League and Uefa Super Cup, and finished second in La Liga, with Atletico Madrid.

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