Madrid: Atletico Madrid’s top scorer Antoine Griezmann insisted tiredness won’t derail their attempt to reach a second Champions League final in three years at Bayern Munich today. The Spanish side travel to the German champions with a 1-0 first-leg lead.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann
Griezmann was forced off the bench to score the winner as Atletico also maintained their La Liga title hopes with a 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday as coach Diego Simeone made seven changes from the side that started the first leg against Bayern.
And despite Atletico’s long season and high-energy style, Griezmann believes they are where they dreamed of being at the start of the season.
Tiredness doesn’t matter
"It is the best thing to have great games and the tiredness matters little," said Griezmann.
"We are very enthusiastic. Every player dreams of playing a Champions League semi-final and we will give everything."
Griezmann rode to Atletico’s rescue with a brilliant volley after coming on as a substitute to ensure Atletico remain level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga with just two games remaining.
"The important thing was to win and on a personal level I’m happy to score the goal," Griezmann said.
‘Great game ahead’
"Now we need to rest. We have a great game of Champions League to come and we’ll try to get a good result there to go through to the final."