FC Barcelona coach Quique Setién will talk to Antoine Griezmann on Wednesday. The 29-year-old attacker has lost his starting spot for weeks and only entered the field on Tuesday against Atlético Madrid (2-2) in the ninetieth minute.
"I understand that it is difficult for him to fill in when there is so little time left", Setién said after the game about Griezmann, who moved from Atlético to Barcelona for 120 million euros a year ago.
"I will talk to him on Wednesday, but I will not apologize. As a trainer I have to make choices. It is difficult to bring in Antoine without unbalancing the team. I understand very well that he is feeling bad I find it annoying to see. Antoine is a great person and an absolute professional. "
Griezmann has never been able to convince at Camp Nou since his arrival. The Frenchman scored eight goals in La Liga and fourteen goals in all competitions. On Tuesday, Setién preferred Riqui Puig, who formed the attack along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez.
Trainer Quique Setién does not feel that he should fear for his job. (Photo: Pro Shots)
"Don't feel like my position is in danger"
With the draw against Atlético, Barcelona lost time for the third time in six games. If league-leader Real Madrid beats Getafe on Thursday, the Setién team will lag behind 'De Koninklijke' by four points with six games.
Despite Barcelona's shape crisis, Setién doesn't feel like he should fear for his job. "I have no idea at all that my position is in danger," said the 61-year-old Spaniard, who was appointed in January to succeed Ernesto Valverde.
"It is very unfortunate that the season is going so well. We seem to be getting more and more problems and if we continue like this the title gets further out of sight. On the other hand: this Atlético has a good team and we will continue to work hard to turn the tide. "
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