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Griezmann: We are playing like Atletico Madrid again

SoccerNews in La Liga 7 Jan 2017

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Antoine Griezmann says Atletico Madrid are finally playing like themselves again after scoring in the 2-0 victory at Eibar.

Atletico had lost three of their last four LaLiga away games without scoring going into Saturday’s win in the Basque Country and were down in sixth position after a mixed start to the season.

But Saul Niguez and Griezmann – with his first goal in 10 league matches – did the damage as Diego Simeone’s side moved up to fourth in the table.

Atletico have now won two straight LaLiga games and four in a row across all competitions, conceding just once.

“We are playing like Atletico again,” Griezmann told reporters after the match.

“We are defending well and not conceding, while we are making something out of the few chances we have up front.

“It was a difficult match at a difficult stadium, but we gave everything.

“We found it tougher in the first half, before we improved in the second.”

Atletico host Las Palmas – who they lead 2-0 – in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie on Tuesday, before they face Real Betis in the league at Vicente Calderon on Saturday.

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