Diego Simeone and Antoine Griezmann were named LaLiga manager and player of the month for March as Atletico gear up for a successful late season run-in.
Atletico Madrid are sneaking back into the best form they have been in in months. They have won their last five games including impressive wins over top six teams in Real Sociedad and Sevilla. The only points they dropped were against Deportivo La Coruña at the very start of the month. During that run, they have score 10 and conceded just two goals. Old school Atletico.
Griezmann, who was struggling for form in front of goal in and around the Christmas break has emerged in 2017 as a different player altogether. Of Atletico’s 10 goals they scored in March, Griezmann got the final touch on five of them and has one assist.
While LaLiga hopes are gone, the fact that they look like favourites to land the third spot will make a massive difference, if and possibly when, they recruit in the summer with the ability to sell Champions League football to their targets. They also get the chance to train throughout the summer without an eye on the Champions League qualification.
Their form and the fact that they have found themselves also means Atletico are entering the Champions League quarter-final with confidence and an eye on righting the wrongs of 2014 and the 2016 final!