Griezmann improves his efficiency at Barça but does not convince
Published:5/04/2020 - 10:44h
Updated:5/04/2020 - 10:47h
Antoine Griezmann has managed to improve his efficiency at Barça compared to what he had at Atlético de Madrid, but his role is less convincing
Last summer, Antoine Griezmann became the star signing of FC Barcelona.The Barça team, who had already tried to incorporate it the previous season but took the pumpkins from the French, decided to pay 120 million euros of their clause rescission to reinforce his offensive plot and accompany Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and his compatriot Ousmane Dembélé.
As a Barça player, Griezmann has managed to become the second highest scorer for FC Barcelona with 14 goals, surpassed by Leo Messi (24 goals) and tied with a Luis Suárez who missed almost two months of competition due to injury. The Frenchman, yes, managed to score in all competitions, with 8 goals in LaLiga, 3 in the Copa del Rey, 2 in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Super Cup.
Figures that show that Griezmann is an important player, who appears at key moments such as, for example, in San Paolo to put the goal of the draw against Naples in the Champions League. In fact, in a study of Marca based on Driblab's statistical data, it was concluded that the Frenchman has improved his efficiency at Barça compared to that of Atlético de Madrid.
It is true that in the rojiblanco team he had a better scoring average (in no season he dropped below 0.45 goals per game while in Barça he has an average of 0.36 per game) but it should also be noted that he had a volume of much higher auctions. If we only focus on the definition, it has improved its features as Barca.
At Barça, 46% of his shots go between the three suits and, of them, he is managing to score 17.8%, percentages that have improved compared to his previous stage. At Atlético de Madrid, only 40% of his shots went to goal, while his completion percentage was also lower, with 12.3%. In conclusion: at Atlético it was more effective, while at Barça it was more efficient.
But Griezmann does not convince ...
The figures are not enough to say that Antoine Griezmann has convinced Barcelona in his first season at Camp Nou, since his contribution to the game is much less than what he had at Atlético or in France. In fact, there is already speculation about its possible entry as a currency in 'Operation Neymar', although there are still contradictory information about whether or not the Gaul will be transferable.