Griezmann hits out at hypothesis over his Barcelona future
The French ahead continues to be linked with a transfer away however has burdened his want to remain on the membership
Antoine Griezmann has questioned why he continues to be linked with a transfer away from Barcelona as he reiterated his want to stay on the membership.
The France worldwide endured an underwhelming debut marketing campaign with Barca after arriving from Atletico Madrid in a €120 million switch final yr.
He registered 15 targets in all competitions however was usually performed out of place and struggled to earn a daily place within the aspect within the closing levels of the season.
Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and former membership Atletico have all been tipped to maneuver for Griezmann, however the ahead has no want to go away Barcelona.
“Is my future is at Barca? Sure. I do not know why folks invent locations to see if someday they are going to be proper,” he informed French outlet M6.
“I’m very properly there. I do know I’ve the boldness of the membership and the coach so I’m properly. It has been a really difficult season for all of us however now we begin once more.”
Griezmann, below contract with Barca till the tip of the 2023-24 marketing campaign, scored for France on Tuesday to attract degree with Zinedine Zidane because the nation’s fifth all-time high scorer.
The 29-year-old has 31 targets for the world champions, placing him behind solely David Trezeguet, Olivier Giroud, Michel Platini and Thierry Henry, who struck 51 instances for Les Blues.
Upon being named Barcelona’s new supervisor, Koeman recognized Griezmann as one in every of a number of gamers he views as key transferring ahead and burdened his want to play Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong of their most popular positions.
“The plan is to begin taking part in Frenkie de Jong within the place that he performs with the nationwide staff as properly,” Koeman informed NOS in August.
“I bear in mind attending a Barcelona sport and I noticed him play a place the place I wouldn’t play him as a coach.
“You’ve spent some huge cash on a younger participant. You ought to then play him in his personal place, the place he can carry out in a means you’d count on from him. He’s proven at Ajax and with the Dutch nationwide staff which place fits him finest and that’s the place he will likely be taking part in at Barcelona as properly.
“The identical goes for Antoine Griezmann. He’s not a standard winger, so that you should play him in his personal place, in a job that fits him and the place he can showcase his talents.
“You should know your gamers as a coach and make sure you get the most effective out of them.”
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