Previous
Walsall
Port Vale
1
2
LIVE 90' +5'
Game Details
Cambridge United
Colchester United
3
1
FT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town
0
1
LIVE 61'
Game Details
Barnsley
Bradford City
1
1
LIVE 59'
Game Details
Carlisle United
Stoke City U21
1
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Morecambe
Sunderland
0
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Bury
Fleetwood Town
3
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Blackpool
Accrington Stanley
2
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Macclesfield Town
West Bromwich Albion U21
2
1
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Grimsby Town
Newcastle United U21
1
2
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Mansfield Town
Scunthorpe United
1
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Gillingham
Crawley Town
0
1
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Portsmouth
Tottenham U21
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Newport County
Plymouth Argyle
2
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Exeter City
Bristol Rovers
0
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Coventry City
1
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Charlton Athletic
Swansea City U21
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Milton Keynes Dons
Brighton and Hove Albion U21
2
1
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Peterborough United
Luton Town
2
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Next
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
Athletic BilbaoAthletic Bilbao
3
2
FT
Game Details
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund
2
0
FT
Game Details
LeganesLeganes
Atletico MadridAtletico Madrid
1
1
FT
Game Details

Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone says Antoine Griezmann last season's best player

Diego Simeone says he has no doubt that Antoine Griezmann was the best footballer in the world over the course of the past year.

The Atletico Madrid striker was left off The FIFA Best Players podium with Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah named instead.

"In the last year he was, without doubt, the best player in the world," Simeone says after naming off all the trophies and individual accomplishments Griezmann won during 2018. "Without doubt."

Griezmann was close to leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer but made a decision to stay, which he documented in a television show that was broadcast before the World Cup. Simeone, however, says he never feared losing his talisman.

"I swear on my kids that I never saw us losing him," Simeone says as he explained he found out the news when he was in Los Angeles on holiday. "I never saw him at Barcelona. I always felt like he would stay."

Another Atletico man who has been overlooked during award season was Jan Oblak, and Simeone believes he has been hard done by. Most recently, Gianluigi Buffon, Thibaut Courtois, David De Gea, Keylor Navas and Marc-Andre ter Stegen were named among the nominees for goalkeeper of the season for the FIFPro Awards. Simeone thinks it's an oversight.

"Oblak is the best, and at least in the top three keepers in the world," Simeone said. "To not be in that group gives it very little credibility."

The Atletico Madrid manager also says that Thibaut Courtois would not make it into his current side. "Oblak is better," he said without a second thought.

The Argentine has often said that Atletico Madrid are fighting for third place in Spain but believes without Ronaldo, they are moving closer to their city rivals.

"In results, no," he said when asked if Atletico were worse than Real Madrid. "But characteristics, yes," adding that his team had a better chance of finishing ahead of Los Blancos now that Ronaldo had moved on.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.