Antoine Griezmann, during a warming with FC Barcelona

UNCOMFORTABLE OF 'FALSE NINE'

Griezmann needs to find his ideal position in Barça

Published:21/08/2019 - 14:04h

Updated:21/08/2019 - 14:04h

Antoine Griezmann doesn't feel good in Barça. He has not still adapted to Barça style, very distinct to the of the one of Atlético de Madrid, and is costing him to find his ideal position in the field

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There are signings that surrender wonderfully from the beginning, and others that need a period of adaptation before offering his best level. The one of Antoine Griezmann is being the second case, since to the French star is costing him grease in a system of game to the that is not accustomed, after his step of legend by the Athletic of Madrid.

The FC Barcelona does not play to the contragolpe, and the attacks in static hamper to Griezmann the work to find spaces, launch passes between lines and desmarcarse with speed to generate opportunities ofgoal . The French player has a technician debugged and is question of time that finish eclosionando in the Barça, but so that this happen will have to adapt his mind to a new form to think and create game.

It does not finish to feel comfortable in the position of 'false nine' like reference up, neither neither in the one of extreme. When attacking the Barça in static the majority of the times, can not take advantage of his qualities escorado in the band, whereas it sees forced to play of backs when it receives the balloon in the frontal of the area. It is accustomed to play with a 'nine' by in front, like sucedía in the Athletic with Diego Coast, Morata and company.

It is here, in the position of stick or second forward, where Griezmann surrenders better. Without the defenders tightening him to centimetres of distance, and with the sufficient freedom as not to lose never of sight the rival goal. It can shoot of long distance, combine with his mates to confine in the area and finish at first all type of passes and centres.

Griezmann Has to adapt to the new ecosystem

But in the position in which it is planting him Valverde, and with the form to play that has the FC Barcelona, Griezmann loses potential. It could treat of an alike case -although saving the distances- to the of Alexis Sánchez during the three campaigns in which it dressed of Barcelona. The tocopillano left clear that it was a player of big level futbolístico, but never finish to fit in the Barcelona gear.

Only it fits to expect that with Griezmann, a player of greater world-wide size that the Chilean, no suceda something alike. This next Sunday, everything seems to indicate that it will be the big offensive reference of the Barça in front of the absences of Dembélé and Suárez by injury. Leo Messi will arrive very just for the party, and can that it neither was available. It arrives the hour, then , that 'Griezzy' step advance. Although still it seats in an odd ecosystem...

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