Now or never! Griezmann is clear about his mission in the final of the Copa del Rey
Published:16/04/2021 - 23:59h
Updated:17/04/2021 - 01:03h
Antoine Griezmann will seek to repeat his performance in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, in which he scored a double against Athletic Bilbao
The FC Barcelona lives a new final in The Cartuja, against the Athletic of Bilbao (again). In this opportunity, the blaugrana arrive with the illusion to raise the first title of the season and leave backwards the doubts accumulated along this course, that have intensified even more after the defeat in the Classical in front of the Real Madrid, the past Saturday. Like this then , the culés confront in front of an opportunity of gold for 'avenge' of the lions and like this enchufarse in the last stretch of the League.
A player that will have to show that it is to 100% and that it can mark the difference is Antoine Griezmann, the one who has sinned by irregularity in this season. The French continues without being totally adapted to the Barcelona group and follows leaving doubts on the way, by what in some opportunities, in important parties (the turn of the 'semis' in front of the Seville or the Classical) has begun from the bench.
The 'Principito' has gone of less to more in this camapaña, improving his definition, capacity to combine and puntería, but has not been sufficient and continues without justifying the 120 million euros that the Barça paid him to the Athletic of Madrid by him in the summer of 2019. In spite of this, is the maximum second Barcelona artilleryman, by behind Leo Messi, and has been key, curiously, in the three parties in front of the Athletic of Bilbao.
In the final of the Supercopa of Spain, in January, Griezmann marked two goals to the 'lions' and was one of the most stood out players of the Barça. It signed in The Cartuja one of his best performances with the elastic Barcelona and happened the party treating to create played and approach to the area of Unai Simón. However, his shine saw opacado with the defeat of the team.
The challenge of Griezmann
In this opportunity, the French forward has an opportunity of gold to show his value. If Ronald Koeman opts by the 4-3-3, the safest is that it was headline, accompanying to Leo Messi and Ousmane Dembélé in the Barcelona forward. Thus, will have in his boots the responsibility of 'emulate' what did three months ago, in the same stage and in front of the same rival.
It fits to remember that in this edition of the Glass of Rey, Griezmann has been 'of sweet' and has participated in six goals for the Barça in the six parties that has contested, with two so many in front of the Granada, an assistance in front of the Ray Vallecano, another against the Granada and the last in the turn of the semifinals against the Seville.