Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo isn’t sure about the fitness of Antoine Griezmann ahead of next month’s decisive Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

The Colchoneros President spoke to Spanish outlet Radio MARCA, via FCInterNews. He explained that the Frenchman will have to make his own decision when to return ahead of the round of sixteen second leg.

Atletico did not just lose the match against Inter last Tuesday.

The Colchoneros lost the first leg of the Champions League knockout tie by a 1-0 scoreline. But they also lost a key player due to injury.

2018 World Cup winner Griezmann had to exit the match late in the second half.

The reason for the substitution was an ankle injury.

It was not exactly the most significant injury. Medical tests revealed a moderate sprain for the 32-year-old.

But it is not clear exactly when Griezmann will be able to return.

The former Barcelona and Real Sociedad striker will not be part of the Atletico squad for tomorrow evening’s Copa Del Rey match against Athletic Club.

And a return may not be imminent after that either.

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In less than two weeks, Atletico will host Inter at the Wanda Metropolitano.

It will be a huge match for both team’s seasons.

Inter will have an advantage to protect, but only a slender one. Meanwhile, Atletico will feel that they are capable of turning things around in the Spanish capital.

But the Colchoneros will certainly hope to have their best players available to try and do so.

Asked about when he thinks that Griezmann can return, Atletico President Cerezo replied “Well, I really don’t know.”

“The truth is that it’s unfortunate that he’s picked up this ankle injury.”

“And I think that if he feels he has to play, he will play.”

“If not, well, we’ll have to deal with it.”

“Also because this is the football,” Cerezo noted.

“Griezmann is one of the best players in Europe, and we’re lucky to have him playing for us.”

The Atletico President noted that “He has a lot of quality, and is a key piece for us.”