Antoine Griezmann has admitted he thought about leaving Atletico Madrid when reports surfaced linking manager Diego Simeone with a departure.
“I had some doubts [about my future] last summer when there were reports Simeone could leave,” the France international told GQ.
“I called him and he told me that he would stay. So I stayed as well. I have a lot of respect for him and feel that he believes in me. I need to stay with him and work for him a bit more.
“But that does not necessarily mean I would follow him if he leaves Atletico.”
“My team-mates here really appreciate me. I have reached this level thanks to them. I get better every week. I need them and I love playing for Atletico. I do not think I need to move to reach the next level.”