"We are two strong teams and the three points are worth a lot".
Griezmann has 12 goals in his last nine matches in all competitions.
However, a pair of draws in Barcelona's last four games allowed Atletico to move back into the title race.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone said the league was Barcelona's to win.
The La Liga match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be broadcast live on beIN Sports. But we will prepare for it as if it's our last game, as if it's a final.
Ernesto Valverde made a statement of attacking intent by plumping for the more creative Philippe Countinho over Paulinho but his team took a while to find their rhythm.
Barca's slip at Las Palmas on Thursday, a day after Atletico claimed their eighth consecutive victory over Leganes, means the balance has tipped back towards the capital.
A splash of colour
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Pogba and Griezmann play together for France and United are convinced their record-signing will come to life with his global team-mate playing in front of him.
Lionel Messi scored his 600th career goal from a free kick as Barcelona beat second-place Atletico Madrid 1-0 this morning to increase its lead at the top of the Spanish league to eight points.
Although not as consistently superb as Messi has been all season, Atletico's Antoine Griezmann is on an excellent scoring run.
Jose Mourinho has already denied United will look to spend big on another attacker this summer, but the club is believed to be desperate to partner Paul Pogba with Griezmann. "Now we are enjoying this good moment together and hopefully it will continue like this until the end".
Griezmann's goals have kept Diego Simeone's men in the hunt for silverware this season but the Atletico forward has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in recent months.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will go head-to-head in a top-of-the-table LaLiga clash at the Camp Nou this afternoon.
The 24-year-old Ghana global arrived at Wanda Metropolitano in 2011 and signed a contract extension for another five years, which keeps him at the club until 2023.