Griezmann And Arthur leave  of the field in a party


Griezmann and Arthur didn't play in the eleven of Barça in Vigo

Published:27/06/2020 - 16:29h

Updated:27/06/2020 - 16:29h

Quique Setién decided to bet on youth in Balaídos and started Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati from the start. Antoine Griezmann and Arthur Melo were the main victims of this movement for the Barcelona coach

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Quique Setién already warned in a press conference that Riqui Puig could start from the start against Celta de Vigo and in the end the Cantabrian did not hesitate to bet on him. Ansu Fati was also one of the candidates to enter the FC Barcelona lineup in Balaídos, but it was expected that he would enter through Luis Suárez, and not Antoine Griezmann, as it was at the end. Therefore, the Barcelona coach has not shaken the pulse to sit two heavyweights of this team, Antoine Griezmann and Arthur Melo.

The 'banquillazo' to the Frenchman is especially surprising, since he is going through his worst moment since he arrived at Barça and was expected to give him continuity to try to break that bad streak. The Frenchman had before the clash against the vigueses six consecutive games without seeing a door or attending and that slab was already becoming too heavy. However, that has not mattered to the former Betis, who sat him anyway.

Setién preferred to bet on Suárez at the top to give Ansu the left wing and Leo Messi the right. This is undoubtedly a scheme with more sense than putting Griezmann as 'false 9', but it continues to surprise the fact that he puts the charrúa back. The one from Salto has been with Vigo for three games in a row as a starter and it seemed that coming out of a knee injury was not going to force him. In addition, there were his four yellow cards and the delicate commitment against Atlético de Madrid in the background.

But despite all that, the Santander coach wanted to keep the Uruguayan to try to give him confidence, since he has not scored yet since he returned from injury. With this decision, it has become very clear that Setién prioritizes recovering Suárez before Griezmann. The Frenchman does not finish adapting to the game of the Catalans and his teammates are not facilitating it either. The '17' moves and throws countless break marks every day, but nobody sees him and nobody passes it.



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