Copa del Rey: We'll give it our all against Barca tonight, says Griezmann
Messi scored late in the first game to give the Catalan giants the advantage against Atletico Madrid, but the home side's in-form French striker believes Diego Simeone's men can turn the tie around
Madrid: Lionel Messi scored late in the first game to give the Catalan giants the advantage against Atletico Madrid, but the home side's in-form French striker Antoine Griezmann believes Diego Simeone's men can turn the tie around.
Griezmann is plotting to end Barcelona's six-game winning run by knocking them out of the Copa del Rey tonight. The Catalans head to the Vicente Calderon with a slender lead 1-0 lead from the quarter-final first leg at Camp Nou last week.
Luis Enrique men are brimming with confidence after following up that win with a 6-0 hammering of Elche away on Saturday to remain just a point adrift of Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Barca have won their last six games in all competitions and have not conceded a goal in their last four outings. Griezmann scored twice as the reigning Spanish champions beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 over the weekend, and is ready to inspire a second-leg fightback from his side.
He said: "We have to be strong here, we'll give our all. And with support of the people, we'll try to make the semi-finals. If we didn't believe we could come back, we wouldn't go on the field."