Griezmann owed it to coach Simeone to win Europa League

Striker Antoine Griezmann figured he owed it to coach Diego Simeone to win the Europa League with Atletico Madrid.

He did so in style, scoring two expertly-taken goals as Atletico won the trophy for the third time with a 3-0 victory against Marseille.

Griezmann's decisive contribution helped erase bitter memories of 2016, when he missed a second-half penalty in Atletico's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid.

"It was a dream of mine to win this trophy with my teammates and with Simeone," the France forward said. "Simeone has taught me a lot. He's made me into a better player and one of the best in the world. I hope I can continue to win more trophies."

His goals might end up being the parting gift, considering Griezmann has been increasingly linked with a move to Barcelona.

"I don't think it's the time to talk about my future," Griezmann said. "I want to enjoy the moment. I want to enjoy this with the fans."