Gabi: Koke, Gimenez and Saul will assume Griezmann’s role at Atletico

Former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez believes that the likes of Koke, Saul and Jose Gimenez will venture up to the plate as pioneers of the squad when Griezmann withdraws.

The Spaniard, who recently won the Qatari league with Al Saad alongside Xavi, remarked on the Frenchman’s inescapable flight.

« Koke, Gimenez and Saul are very important players who will accept this job, » Gabi said.

The 35-year-old is confident that Atletico will recover from Griezmann’s loss « on the grounds that the identification and the club are over any player ».

« I think football is like this, each one makes the decisions that they want and, as I said a while ago, to play at Atletico Madrid ought not be a commitment, but instead a pride, » he told Efe.

« It is a personal decision that one must respect. We must appreciate everything he has done for the club and wish him well in his new spell, » he finished up.

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