Simeone not concerned by Griezmann travelling for NBA games
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was spotted in London and Paris this week, but Diego Simeone is not overly concerned.
Griezmann was one of a host of big-name footballers spotted in London for the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, with the Frenchman sat alongside Arsenal trio Alexandre Lacazette, Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin.
It was put to Simeone that perhaps Griezmann should have been looking to keep sharp on the training pitch rather than travelling around Europe, but the coach is not overly concerned as long as he is acting professionally.
"I think he will be okay and rested," Simeone told reporters at a news conference ahead of Saturday's trip to Eibar.
"Tomorrow [Saturday] he will be full of energy and strength, ready to help his team-mates achieve the goals that the club expect, that's the most important thing.
"After that, they have their own things to deal with, but if they respect [the club] and are responsible with the team, I have nothing to say about what they do or don't do."