Antoine Griezmann spoke about Mason Greenwood following Atletico Madrid’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Getafe.
Griezmann scored a brace in Tuesday’s draw as he became the joint all-time top goal-scorer in the club’s history.
He opened the scoring just before the break, with Getafe equalising through Borja Mayoral.
Alvaro Morata restored his side’s lead as Griezmann bagged his second goal of the night from the spot in the 69th minute to make the score 3-1.
But Getafe hit back late on as Oscar Rodriguez pulled one back three minutes from time, with Mayoral levelling in the 93rd minute after converting a penalty.
Greenwood, who’s on loan from Manchester United for the season, was at the heart of Getafe’s fight back as he pulled the strings in the attacking third.
He didn’t get on the score-sheet but was a constant threat at the Metropolitano Stadium.
The 22-year-old’s showing impressed Griezmann, who said the player caused problems in the second-half.
“Mason Greenwood was causing us problems in the second half, we couldn’t stop him and it cost us the game,” he said.
Getafe manager Jose Bordalas praised Greenwood’s outing against Atleti, adding: “I said it from day one, he is a fantastic player and he would reach his best level little by little, we have treated him really well.
“The whole team played a great game.”
The Englishman has scored five goals in 15 games in all competitions since joining the La Liga team last summer.
He’s contracted to the Old Trafford outfit until 2025 and is not expected to return to the club.
Greenwood has been linked with a host of Spanish clubs as a result of his performances for Getafe.
Valencia, Real Sociedad and Barcelona are thought to be keeping tabs on his progress ahead of making a move next summer.