Barcelona Boss Makes Worrying Admission About Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann


Antoine Griezmann was solely a late sub in opposition to Atletico

Barcelona boss Quique Setien made a worrying admission about striker Antoine Griezmann after Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on the Camp Nou.

The €120 million ($135m) signing was as soon as once more left on the bench and solely emerged for the ultimate minutes of the conflict in opposition to his former group. Setien was requested in regards to the ahead’s lack of recreation time and defined why he retains being ignored

“It’s troublesome to place him on with out destabilizing the group. I perceive it’s robust for Griezmann to return on when so little time left. I’ll converse with him tomorrow, I gained’t ask for forgiveness as a result of [it’s about] selections. However I perceive he might really feel dangerous and I really feel dangerous for him as a result of he’s a fantastic particular person {and professional}.”

Griezmann has began three of Barcelona’s final 4 matches on the bench and is presently on a poor run of goalscoring type. His final objective was again in February, and he’s solely scored as soon as in La Liga in 15 matches in 2020.

Simeone Has No Phrases For Griezmann Remedy

Opposition supervisor Diego Simeone was rendered speechless by Barcelona’s resolution to solely use Griezmann as a late substitute in such a significant recreation.

The Atletico Madrid boss was requested about his former participant after the sport and instructed Movistar: “I’m speechless.”

Griezmann loved a robust relationship with Simeone throughout his 5 years with the Rojiblancos. After the French striker’s departure from Barcelona in summer time 2019 the coach instructed Cristian Grosso at La Nacion: “He’s a rare boy whom I really like very a lot.”

Barcelona’s Title Hopes Fading

Tuesday’s outcome leaves Barcelona’s hopes of retaining their league crown in actual jeopardy after an incident-packed match on the Camp Nou.

Barcelona took the lead via a Diego Costa personal objective however have been pegged again when Saul Niguez levelled from the penalty spot. Costa missed the preliminary kick but it surely was retaken as goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was adjudged to have come off his line.

Lionel Messi then netted the 700th objective of his profession from the penalty spot earlier than Saul scored one other spot-kick to safe a 2-2 draw.

The draw leaves Barcelona one level behind rivals Actual Madrid who can prolong their result in 4 on Thursday in the event that they beat Getafe. Each groups will then simply have 5 video games of the 2019-20 marketing campaign left to play.

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