• Chronicle.Ter Stegen saves Barça

The image shown in Villarreal has ended up being just a mirage. Both that of Barça as a whole and that of an Antoine Griezmann who seemed to vindicate himself by scoring a great goal at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Against Valladolid, the French striker showed his worst face again. Its most erratic version. The same one that led Quique Setién to start him off the bench in several games. Initially, he formed in attack with Leo Messi , but ended up being replaced after the break by a Luis Suárez who is very far, right now, from his best physical shape.

Griezmann's pointed actions despaired of his companions. Very especially, a Messi whom he did not know how to find at the first clear opportunity of the match. His stats, in fact, were nothing short of blushing. In total, over 45 minutes, he gave 12 passes, three of them failed, and could only add one shot. Very little presence, taking into account that the club, in principle, wanted to make it a replacement for Suarez in the lead. The one who had to open the can, in the end, was an Arturo Vidal who admitted that the team has a lot to improve.

“We know that in the second half we find it difficult to pick up the pace again. We have to get more focused. Perhaps it will also be due to the weather, but we know that we have to improve if we want to continue fighting for the League and, later, do it for the Champions League , "the Chilean told Movistar LaLiga. «We are going to do our best, we will try to win the League until the end. It does not depend on us, but if it does not happen, we will try to reach the Champions League to the maximum, "stressed Vidal .

« Griezmann has left because he had some discomfort, it was he who asked for the change. Luis' substitution, on the other hand, was motivated because he had been playing five games in a row and he had to be given rest, ”argued Quique Setién . The Frenchman, in this case, suffers from discomfort in the quadriceps and the coach also lamented that the physicist is taking its toll on his team in this final stretch of the League.

“It had been less than 72 hours since we had played another game, the field has dried up a lot and there have been players who have noticed less freshness . We have a lot of wear, many footballers with many accumulated minutes. When you are more tired, you lose more balls, it costs you more to make good decisions, but I think it is normal. Some carry a lot of bullshit, ”he lamented. He even commented that, if the score had been clearer in his favor, perhaps he would have taken advantage to give Messi rest . The lack of punch to materialize the occasions, in this case, is taking a serious toll.

"We are making merits to be better than we are, I do not know if to win the League, because the rival with whom we compete is winning everything. We make enough merits , we generate many occasions and we lack the fortune of the success to solve with much more clarity ", Setién wielded . Of course we are concerned. There are players who accumulate tiredness and cannot rest. If we converted all the occasions, we could better manage the end of the game ”, settled.

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