Not only that, but Koke made it clear that he thinks only players who want to be at Atleti are kept by the club, and if the board and manager Diego Simeone thought Griezmann really wanted to leave, they would have sold him.
However, the young Spaniard may well get his chance once again, and be well and truly thrown into the lion's den, as Real travel to Atleti's new Wanda Metropolitano for the first time on Saturday for what is expected to be a classic.
And Cerezo jokingly said that Atletico Madrid will try to sign the duo to fulfil Griezmann's wish. As per a statement on their official site, Yannick Carrasco, Koke and Filipe Luis have all recovered from their respective injuries, and are fit to start tonight.
Griezmann's Atletico take on city rivals Real in a huge La Liga clash tomorrow, with both sides currently locked in the third in the table, eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
We are honoured to extend our partnership with such an illustrious football club as Atlético Madrid for an additional period and look forward to more exciting and successful seasons together.
Zidane said he did not want to discuss the fact that Madrid players including Ramos and Casemiro had welcomed the idea of Neymar swapping Paris Saint-Germain for the Bernabeu when talking to media during the international break.
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"We always say if somebody doesn't like it here, he's free to leave". The club has won ten La Liga titles, and the Copa del Rey on ten occasions along with other Spanish cup competitions.
'Those who aren't [committed], just have to ask for a transfer.
"Scoring goals is what we do and what we know how to do". In the last month, the reality is that we haven't been any good and little by little we will improve'.
"Every game against Real Madrid is special".
And the Wanda Metropolitano side strengthened their hand when Griezmann agreed a new deal, doubling his release clause from £85million to £170m.