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Griezmann, from the precipicio in the Barça to the sky with France

Published:17/11/2020 - 13:35h

Updated:17/11/2020 - 16:55h

Antoine Griezmann has not finished of despegar with the T-shirt of the Barcelona, but yes shows his best level with the French selection. The 'Principito' has a lot for showing in the Camp Nou...

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In the summer of 2019, the FC Barcelona paid to the Athletic of Madrid the clause of rescission of 120 million Antoine Griezmann, a player that shined under the orders of the 'Cholo' Simeone and that has not finished of despegar with the Barcelona T-shirt, to a year and few months of his signing. It speaks of his attitude, of the position, of the role in the terrain of game and of the importance that gives him (or no) the trainer but, in summary, the French has not showed -to the one hundred percent- what voucher.

To date, the 'Principito' has marked 17 goals in 57 parties contested and expects a lot of more than him. In comparison to his stage in the Athletic, during his first campaign marked 25 so many in 53 parties. It is not a secret (and all the barcelonismo recognises it) that Griezmann has tried to fit in a team in which, although has opportunities, has not been able to achieve his ideal position. He same has recognised the difference between playing for the Barça that with France, "seat me well, find me well, because the trainer (Deschamps) know where put me and, therefore, benefit me of this, as well as of the confidence that offer me the technician and my mates", said does some weeks.

While in the Barça finds in the edge of the precipicio, with the fanatical thinking that it has to leave, in France is all the contrary. His contribution in the French offensive is simply spectacular and with the T-shirt 'bleu' himself demustra what voucher. In front of Portugal, in the Nations League, beside N'Golo Kanté and Rabiot, went the most stood out. Of course that influences, to a large extent, the confidence that Deschamps gives him so that it lead the leading line of the selection and that it can play in his ideal position.

The eternal dispute of the position

With the selection and in the Athletic of Madrid saw the best version of the Frenchman, because it found in his ideal position. To surrender to the maximum, the 'Principito' has to play like second tip or mediapunta, near of the rival area. In the Barça, under the orders of Ernesto Valverde, Quique Setién and Ronald Koeman has played in all the existent positions, but in any finishes feeling entirely comfortable. It has gone of right extreme, left extreme, leading centre or 'false nine' and, although it is true that in the last parties has brushed his best level, still is missing him a lot and, while it have to share the position with Lionel Messi, will be very difficult that see him in his best version.

In the horizon there are two ways for Antoine and, to a large extent, his future does not depend on he. With the possible exit of 'The Flea' in the next market of summer, would have an opportunity of gold to turn into the leader of the Barcelona offensive. Also it is the option that it abandon the club, as already they have asked it a lot of fanatical, and would be a big opportunity for the Barça to lighten the mass salarial (Griezmann is the second player of the plantel that more earn), but everything will depend on how exert in the next months and of the decision of the new managerial board blaugrana.

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