Griezmann factors finger of blame; admits Messi mentioned he had ‘screwed him’
Antoine Griezmann admits his protracted transfer to Barcelona upset Lionel Messi however has denied reviews of a rift between the pair.
Griezmann, 29, earned a big-money transfer to the Nou Camp in the summertime of 2019 after his Atletico Madrid exploits. The France worldwide notched 133 targets from 257 outings for the capital outfit.
He seemed set to affix the Catalans in 2018 however as a substitute penned a brand new cope with Los Rojiblancos till 2023.
The proficient ahead managed simply 9 targets from 35 La Liga outings final time period and has struggled in 2020-2021. He has discovered the online solely twice from seven begins and been commonly slated within the media.
An interview given by his former agent and uncle has now fanned the flames. It has been alleged that Messi was not welcoming to Griezmann on his arrival. Nevertheless, the participant has distanced himself from these phrases, and his uncle won’t be on his Christmas card record.
Talking on Universe Valdano in quotes carried by Marca, he mentioned: “I mentioned in my presentation with Barcelona that I didn’t wish to communicate off the pitch however on it, however I feel it’s time to place issues proper.
“I’ve been placing up with issues and feedback for a very long time, and sufficient is sufficient. I finished having a relationship with (former consultant Eric Olhats) the day I acquired married.
“He speaks as a result of neither my father or my sister will communicate to the press. Leo is aware of I’ve numerous respect and admiration for him. My uncle doesn’t know the way soccer works, and in the long run the journalist acquired that phrase out of him.”
Messi strikes on from spat
It appears as if Messi was not impressed with the way in which his team-mate carried out himself in the course of the switch course of.
The Argentinian had made no secret of his need to play alongside Griezmann on the Nou Camp. It was the preliminary snub that irked the membership legend however all now appears to be forgotten.
“I spoke with Leo after I arrived and he advised me that after I rejected the primary likelihood to go I screwed him as a result of he had requested for it publicly,” added Griezmann. “However he advised me he was with me, and I discover that day by day.”
The previous Actual Sociedad star will now must let his soccer do the speaking. Barca discover themselves within the uncommon place of being within the backside half of the desk after eight video games.
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