Cristiano Ronaldo: Atletico Madrid boss baffled over Antoine Griezmann Fifa Best snub

Neymar PSG Paris Saint Germain 2018-19

Neymar PSG Paris Saint Germain 2018-19

He told El Partidazo de Cope, "From the results we aren't worse than Madrid or Barca, from the individual characteristics of our players, yes".

The 2014/15 season, when Luis Enrique led Barcelona to a treble, with Neymar playing on the left of their front three, was arguably the best season Neymar has had since making the move to Europe.

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.

"He hasn't had an explanation - World Cup victor, Super Cup, Europa League, second in LaLiga, best player in the (World Cup) final", he stated.

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

He pointed out that the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid put the Los Colchoneros at same level with the current Champions League holders. We do not underestimate ourselves to think that it is because he plays for Atletico, it will be a lack of imagination of people who choose. The truth is that I feel sorry for the boy, it makes you feel a little disappointed, ' he said.

"I'm excited to see him play for the national team, he has all the ingredients to be a success".

Another Atletico man who has been overlooked during award season was Jan Oblak, and Simeone believes he has been hard done by. "Courtois would not be a starter at Atletico".

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