DOESN'T CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING
Griezmann and the left side, declared enemies
Published:3/10/2019 - 15:03h
Updated:3/10/2019 - 18:48h
Antoine Griezmann has three goals so far this year, but the feelings he is leaving are very bad. Before Inter again disappeared for the umpteenth time in a left wing in which he is uncomfortable and does not contribute anything
Although to bull happened always is easier to speak, that fichar to Antoine Griezmann to play in left band was not very good idea seemed something quite evident. The FC Barcelona planned his season with a trident formed by the French, Luis Suárez and Leo Messi, but for the moment the Frenchman has not given neither 50% of what can give.
The worst of everything is that it does not seem that the ex rojiblanco was in bad form. Or at least, what seems is that the fact of not being in his best moment is not the main causante of his bad performance in the Barça. Yes, it carries three goals and has completed a pair of good meetings, but in what the rival closes , Griezamnn dilutes like an azucarillo.
The one of Macon is not extreme left and does not possess the virtues that needs a forward to play in this side. This is something that already knew , but that did not throw for backwards to the club to the hour to launch to by him. In all his years in the Athletic, where better has surrendered the French always has been as second forward with total freedom of movements. Perhaps, in right band also could be comfortable throwing diagonal and combining with the means, but this is territory Messi.
Where never goes to feel comfortable and never goes to give his best version is in the left. It does not have desborde, is not so fast as to be decisive by speed and does not have the movements that requires a good left-handed extreme. By a lot that his state of form improve and follow putting goals, the Barça never goes to enjoy of the best Griezmann if it follows playing in this side.
Missing and inofensivo against the Inter
Against the Inter of Milan, the attacker completed one of his worst split since you saw the Barcelona. The ex colchonero limited to give passes backwards and put some centre to the area without any danger. No encaró to his pair neither an alone time, did not go by speed, did not do any pass with danger and not even threw to goal. A head butt in the first time that was diverted was his only contribution in the attack of the team.
In the second part, Ousmane Dembélé substituted to his compatriot and the change left him even more in evidence. The ex of the Borussia Dortmund gave him to the Barcelona all what had not given him Griezmann: verticality, vertigo, desborde... The young French footballer is not that it did a big party, but his simple presence, his style and his virtues were sufficient reasons so that it improved to Antoine.
With Ousmane recovered and with the irruption of Ansu Fati, that could play in front of the Seville, the Barça has a serious problem with Griezmann. The forward has cost 120 million euros and this justifies his presence in the eleven, but his game and his performance are leaving a lot that wish. His quality is unquestionable and with the step of the parties is likely that adapt something more to the left side, but, is this sufficient? It costs him to the Barça have to a jugadorazo like him to the 50, 60 or 70% of potential for being playing in a place that is not his? The debate is served and only Griezmann will be able to do that it finish.