‘Griezmann struggles not down to ego or Messi’ – Barcelona ‘flower’ will bloom again, says Montanier

By | November 16, 2020
‘Griezmann struggles not down to ego or Messi’ – Barcelona ‘flower’ will bloom again, says Montanier

‘Griezmann struggles not right down to ego or Messi’ – Barcelona ‘flower’ will bloom once more, says Montanier

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A person who labored with the France worldwide at Actual Sociedad believes the World Cup winner wants to start out taking part in with a smile on his face once more

Antoine Griezmann’s struggles at Barcelona aren’t a results of ego or battle with Lionel Messi, claims Philippe Montanier, with the Frenchman informed he merely wants to start out having fun with his soccer once more.

It has been claimed that the 29-year-old ahead endures a strained relationship together with his celebrity captain at Camp Nou.

Montanier admits that Messi’s temper can affect proceedings in Catalunya, with the Argentine’s push for the exits over the summer time more likely to have impacted collective concord.

The French tactician is, nonetheless, adamant {that a} World Cup winner he labored with at Actual Sociedad is able to rediscovering a spark if he knuckles down at membership stage and performs with a smile on his face once more.

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“Everybody loves Antoine,” Montanier, who oversaw Griezmann’s transfer to Atletico Madrid in 2013, informed La Voix du Nord.

“Other than his immense expertise, he is an actual fighter, he works arduous, he at all times places himself on the group’s service.

“He has by no means had any ego issues so long as I’ve recognized him and I do not suppose he ever will.

“We have seen what he’s like with France. When Kylian Mbappé got here onto the scene, he instantly stepped to at least one aspect to provide him an opportunity to interrupt into the aspect.

“He is had the misfortune to slip right into a troublesome second, at a Barcelona which is in the course of a disaster and depending on the moods of Messi, which impacts each stage of the membership.

“Generally a lovely flower asphyxiates one other.

“Griezmann must get pleasure from his soccer, play and joke to get essentially the most out of his potential. However that is not the impression you get watching him in the mean time.”

Griezmann was anticipated to star for Barca on the again of his change from Atletico in the summertime of 2019.

He has, nonetheless, registered simply 17 targets by means of 57 appearances and is but to turn out to be the talismanic presence that La Liga giants hoped he could be.

That has led to questions being requested of his future, alongside these which proceed to see Messi linked with a transfer in 2021, however time is on Griezmann’s aspect after penning a contract by means of to 2024.

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