Antoine Griezmann again delivered a disappointing performance on Saturday evening, despite Barça’s easy victory in Mallorca (0-4). The Frenchman is still struggling to find his place in the Catalan attack.
Fans of FC Barcelona should not have been surprised because they saw on Saturday night for the first game played by their team in three months. The Blaugranas have won in Mallorca (0-4) in the wake of a great Lionel Messi, scorer of one goal and two assists. However, last summer’s major recruits suffered further. Frenkie de Jong struggled to be influential in the midfield, whileAntoine Griezmann still seemed a little lost.
For Marca netizens, the disappointment of the match (66%) is the performance of the Frenchman, used as scythe n ° 9 for an hour before being replaced by Luis Suarez. “The game left almost no shadow but a few occasional negatives, writes the Madrid daily. Griezmann’s small contribution is starting to be something usual and it worries a player about his quality. Another match in which the Frenchman did not appear, neither with goals nor with the game, and another match in which he was one of the first replaced. “
Same story for the other daily in the capital, AS: ” Defensively, it’s still an important piece, but it still lacks attacking automation. ”, is it written about Griezmann, who cannot seem to find his place in the offensive game of Barça. “Talways in no man’s land “, according to the Spanish media.
The lowest score among the incumbents
The Catalan press is a little less negative about the world champion. “He was little seen, but he made moves of great importance to the team. On the first goal, his move resulted in the central and he also participated in the second goal of Braithwaite. Dark work, although effective for his colleagues “, judge Sport and who gave Griezmann the score of 6/10, the worst of the eleven holders.
It is obvious that the contribution of the former Atlético player is insufficient for a player bought 120 million euros. Griezmann was therefore the first player released by Quique Sétien, who preferred to leave Martin Braithwaite in the field. It was “Justified”, according to Mundo Deportivo. We could add that it is problematic, recurrent and worrying.
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