Recruited during the last summer transfer window against a check for 120M € by FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann is struggling to find his place in the Catalan workforce. Faced with Celta Vigo this Saturday, the French again started the game on the bench and his passage in Catalonia continues to raise many questions.
After a successful transition toAtlético, Antoine Griezmann decided to try a new adventure by engaging with the FC Barcelona during the last summer transfer window. Recruited against a check for 120M €, the Frenchman therefore took the direction of Catalonia where he joined in the Catalan workforce Luis Suarez or Lionel Messi. But the Frenchman would have experienced adjustment difficulties. In fact, according to the Spanish press, the Argentine striker had given him an icy reception. But that’s not all. In the field, Antoine Griezmann struggling to find his place on the side, he who rather moved in the axis to the ’Atlético. Despite a promising start to the FC Barcelona, the Frenchman is struggling to regain his level glimpsed in Madrid and it is not his last performances that will change the opinion of observers.
Griezmann’s performances disappoint, but …
Substitute facing Sevilla FC on June 19, Antoine Griezmann has once again started the meeting on the bench facing the Celta Vigo this Saturday. His trainer Quique Setién preferred to tenure Ansu Fati next to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi on the front of the attack. Asked about the situation of Griezmann at the end of the match, the coach of FC Barcelona justified his decision by evoking a tactical choice: ” Antoine Griezmann? I don’t care if the recruits are expensive or not. This week, we opted for another composition. Last week, you asked me why Ansu or Riqui did not play and now Griezmann. I make technical decisions that are not capricious. However, this decision to leave him on the bench is far from trivial and some observers consider Antoine Griezmann as a casting error: ” We recruited Antoine to be decisive in big events, not in small matches “Said a leader of the FC Barcelona the newspaper The team on June 23. Despite this, the French should remain FC Barcelona next season, even if a transfer during the summer transfer window could allow the Catalan club to replenish its boxes and try a big blow on the market (Neymar, Lautaro Martinez).