Player of Atlético Madrid for five years, Antoine Griezmann was greeted by the supporters of his former club with whistles on Sunday: already criticized for his miscommunication at the time of his departure for FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann is also left to join a direct competitor in the race for the title of champion of Spain and that, the fans of Atlético did not forget it. If the Catalans won 1-0, Sunday, Griezmann appeared, again very discreet.
His misunderstanding with the sixfold gold balloon, Leo Messi, is much in the news. And since the start of the season, Antoine Griezmann has scored only four goals in the league, and one in the Champions League. Statistics that "are not unworthy at the moment," said our columnist Laurent Jaoui.
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The journalist of Canal + evokes the bad integration of the player in the attack Barcelona: "what poses problem, it is the weakness, to see the absence of relation with Messi .. As at a certain time in team of France between Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane: There is little exchange between Messi and Griezmann and it crystallizes quite a lot of questions and questions. "
Barça coach Ernesto Valverde responsible for Antoine Griezmann's performance?
Playing time is not what Antoine Griezmann misses. Only substitute three times since the beginning of the season, the 28-year-old keeps the confidence of his coach. But is the French attacker correctly used? No, for Ambre Godillon, journalist at Yahoo! Sport, who believes that "since the arrival of Griezmann at Barça, Valverde has done all he can to wash the board." In his first match, he had criticized him for lack of involvement, I'm sorry but when we just passed five years under the command of Simeone (his former coach at Atlético, ed) and that we are world champion under the orders of Didier Deschamps, in terms of involvement, I think we have no lesson to to receive."
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Boss at Atlético, lieutenant at Barça
Undisputed offensive leader of Atlético for five years, Antoine Griezmann is now in the shadow of Messi. According to Laurent Jaoui, "the two men will have to learn to work together, but working together does not mean being at the same level, there is one who must be the lieutenant of the other and Griezmann will be the lieutenant of Messi, because in Barcelona we are all Messi's lieutenant. "
An opinion shared by Ambre Godillon, who believes that Antoine Griezmann "does not pass a cap individually by going to Barca.It could have been the king elsewhere as it was at Atlético.I think in the future we will remember the Griezmann of the French team, Atlético but in Barça he will be one of many. "