Griezmann hails Simeone influence

Antoine Griezmann has revealed he rejected interest from Paris Saint Germain to remain under the tutelage of Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

The 25-year-old was the target of much speculation this summer following his standout performances as France reached the final of Euro 2016.

Griezmann was at the heart of everything good for the French side, but has since revealed he made sure Simeone was staying at Atletico Madrid, before deciding to do the same.

He told Telefoot: "The only doubt would be if Simeone leaves for PSG or wherever.

"I called him before extending my contract and he confirmed to me that he was staying. I can learn a lot from him.

"PSG are not my goal at the moment. I'm happy in Spain.

"I'm always proud to be popular with the fans. I try to smile and do my best. If they like it, it's even better."