Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has conceded to the fact that his side are in a slump, after they crashed out of the UCL.
Griezmann netted a brace that secured a 2-0 win and 3-2 on aggregate for Atletico.
And Pique conceded after the match that his side are encountering some difficulties with their form after winning just one of their past five matches.
“We are in a little slump. You’re not always at your best. Things go better or are worse,” he told AS.
“The team was hungry to score but the ball would not go in. This is football. We believe that we are very good, but not always at our best.”
Pique hopes his team can respond by winning La Liga – which they current lead by three points – and the Copa del Rey, but admits that the European exit represents a huge blow.
“I will not deny that it has been a very hard blow that we did not expect,” Pique said.
“We have to get up. We play the league and cup and they are two very nice competitions we expect to win.”