Griezmann Heats with the Barça before a party


Antoine Griezmann and Riqui Puig, the face and the cross of FC Barcelona in Villarreal

Published:5/07/2020 - 21:30h

Updated:6/07/2020 - 03:03h

The eleven of Quique Setién in the Villarreal-FC Barcelona had two big novelties: the titularity of Antoine Griezmann and the suplencia of Riqui Puig

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After the tie of the FC Barcelona against the Athletic of Madrid in the Camp Nou, Quique Setién happened his more complicated days since it trains to the Barcelona group. After the previous ties and the brecha that produced between the technical body and the 'heavy weights' of the changing room, the figure of the Cantabrian trainer remained very weakened, until the point to question his continuity after the end of LaLiga.

It is thus that expected with special attention the alignment by which would bet Quique Setién to play in the Stadium of the Ceramics against the Villarreal, and the true is that it brought striking novelties. The first was that Antoine Griezmann, one of the centres of the controversy in the last days by his two suplencias consecutive that finished in two ties, himself was to title in earths castellonenses.

There is not place to doubts that the French attacker puts everything of his part to treat to integrate inside the Barcelona diagrams, but for the moment is not offering the brilliant version that yes offered in the Athletic of Madrid. In fact, Antoine Griezmann not even went in the past Tuesday to revolutionise the party against his ex team, since his entrance to the lawn produced in the minute 90, already without time to have an active participation.

If the face of the coin in Villarreal was Antoine Griezmann, the cross was Riqui Puig, that unexpectedly began in the bench of the Stadium of the Ceramics. During the last meetings, the canterano was being a fixed in the centre of the field and, why not to say it, his performances were carrying him to be of the best. It is thus that surprised that it did not go of the game to confront to a so hard rival like the 'yellow submarine'.

In fact, Riqui Puig has achieved even eclipsar the course of Arthur Melo to the Juventus of Turín that so much controversy generated. The crack of the Masia showed that the future of the medullary of the FC Barcelona is in his boots and that surepertorio has all what has to have to be a key piece in the future: vision, creativity, capacity of association, defensive work, precision in the pass and rapidity of execution.

Sergi Roberto went back to the centre of the field

If Riqui Puig was not to title against the Villarreal, expected that it was Ivan Rakitic the one who accompanied to Sergio Busquets and to Arturo Vidal. Unexpectedly, the one who played at the side of the Catalan and the Chilean was Sergi Roberto, that usually is used to to be lateral right but that in the Stadium of the Ceramics went back to his natural position of midfield player.

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