Atlético Madrid live again in the Champions League.
Antoine Griezmann’s astonishing overhead kick and Kévin Gameiro’s sweet finish carried Atlético past an in-form AS Roma on Wednesday. Griezmann, Gameiro and Diego Simeone were among those present after the match to reflect on the victory, which keeps Atleti in the qualification hunt.
On the match and the upcoming matches in the Champions League:
“It wasn’t very different from our match in Rome. But this time we were able to finish our chances.
"We had a responsibility to win this match and now Roma have to beat [Qarabag]. We also have the obligation to win in London."
On the fans and their role on the match:
“Even before we kicked off, we were already winning the match because of the fans’ continuous support. The players responded the way the fans wanted and played with heart.”
On Griezmann’s goal:
"It was a 'golazo', a goal that reflects his ability. Hopefully it's the first of many more."
On the victory:
“It was an important day for the team and club. When you work hard, the goals are bound to come. We have a good group and together we’ll win lots of games.”
On hitting 100 appearances with the club:
“I’m happy to have reached 100 matches with Atlético; it’s not easy to wear this shirt [for that many game]. I hope to play many more.”
On the victory and matchday six against Chelsea:
“I’m happy for the win, we knew it was going to be very hard. It was very important to win.
“We’re going to London to win. We’ll give it our all.”
On his goal and recent form in front of net:
"I'm happy to have scored. I'm also happy for my teammates, that's how I help them.
“Hopefully we can improve, me first and foremost. I try to give my very best. We have to keep working."
On the matches ahead:
"We're going to try until the end. We knew it was important to win. We'll see what happens now.“