THE FRENCHMAN, ILUSIONADO
Griezmann: "Messi did not write me, but Luis Suárez did"
Published:22/07/2019 - 12:02h
Updated:22/07/2019 - 12:02h
Antoine Griezmann, recent culé signing, was one of the FC Barcelona players who spoke at the presentation of the Rakuten Cup
The FC Barcelona finds in Japan to contest the Rakuten Cup, a tournament of pre-season that will serve to see for the first time to the Barcelona signings in action. Antoine Griezmann -beside Frenkie of Jong and to Net- will be one of them. The French forward has been one of the protagonists of the last event culé in Japanese earths and has spoken on his first days like Barcelona.
The ex forward of the Athletic of Madrid showed ilusionado by his debut and expects to contribute to the team to show his best version. "They will be my first minutes with this T-shirt and am with many win to play with my new players, enjoy with this changing room inside and out of the field", commented the attacker of the Barça.
On his arrival, stood out that it still has not had contact with Leo Messi, but yes with Luis Suárez. "The first day was a bit difficult because they did me two pipes in the rondos. One of Ivan (Rakitic), but afterwards already traced back. I did not receive message of Leo, but yes of Luis that it gave me the welcome. The group has received me very well and am happy to share changing room with them and ojalá can help him the best possible", aimed.
"I did it the best possible to go out well of the Athletic"
As it could not happen another thing, Griezmann also was asked after the possibility to coincide with Neymar in the FC Barcelona. "We have not spoken of the subject of Neymar in the changing room. It is a grandísimo player. It has had important injuries, but has an incredible level. They can happen a lot of things", said the French, praising to the star of Paris Saint-Germain.
Griezmann Left clear also that goes to have a lot of competition in the forward of the FC Barcelona, and no only by the presence of Messi and Suárez. "Have to Dembélé, Coutinho and Malcom, important players for us that expect that they are well to help us to attain important things", commented, on the players with which will have to compete by the place.
His exit of the Athletic of Madrid
When being asked pro his exit convulsa of the Athletic of Madrid, Griezmann was clear and ensured that it tried to leave the best possible of Wanda Metropolitan. "I did the best possible of face to the Cholo, to my ex mates and to the club to go out well. It is a subject of them, am calm and the only that matters me is to begin to play with the Barça that it is the most important for me", said.
On Diego Pablo Simeone, only had kind words. "The relation with the Cholo is more than of trainer and player, is family. I carry me very well with him. It is very important inside the field and in my private life. I owe him a lot of and want him a lot. Our relation will last after our sportive career", manifested.
Besides, also it commented the complaint of his ex team by have not earned the money of the clause of rescission that had before July. "It arrived me to the hearings. It is a club where the dí all and always went of face. I am very calm. The only that concerns me now is to go in well in the tactics of the míster, be well with my mates and enjoy of the football", sentenced.