Antoine Griezmann during a party with France


Griezmann raises his voice against the criticism he receives at Barça

Published:10/06/2021 - 07:27h

Updated:10/06/2021 - 07:27h

Antoine Griezmann, now concentrated with France to prepare for the imminent Eurocup, spoke in an interview about the criticism he receives at FC Barcelona. The Frenchman acknowledged that at times they have seemed excessive

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Antoine Griezmann spoke with the newspaper 'L'Instrument' to few days that France debut in the Eurocopa. The French spoke so much of how arrives to the tournament with his selection or of the turn of Karim Benzema, as of his past campaign in the FC Barcelona and of his paper in comparison to the that has in his country. The '7' left clear that feels much more comfortable futbolísticamente speaking with the 'bleus' and that in the Barça has had to play in a lot of moments out of place.

"I seat me freer that in the Barça, already was to go to ask a balloon or to define in the area. When it treats to defend, I move me for the needs of the team. Sometimes, I defend like a mediocentro, sometimes like side. From the moment that am free ofensivamente, seat me well. When they ask me attack like extreme in the band, do not have the dribbling neither the speed for the one against one. Neither I am a reference", cleared.

In this sense, insisted in that in France feels more respected and affirmed that the criticisms that has received in the Barcelona always seemed him immoderate. "In France have won me the respect. Those that know of football darse that I do it well in all the places in which I go. In the selection, all the balloons go through me, seat me freer, as in the Athletic of Madrid. In Barcelona was complicated by my first parties and the criticisms were sometimes exaggerated. In 2021, however, I think that it goes to better", aimed.

Also it recognised that it hurt him be acting and play less in determinate moments of the campaign. "When you lose the League, for example, saddens you. At the beginning of season also, because it did not play, did not feel me important. I am accustomed to play it all, the big parties, and see me in the bench against the Madrid. It bothers you, you see to the mates heating in the lawn and you to a side. But they are the decisions of the trainer and it is necessary to accept them and do all the possible to do him change of opinion", commented.

On the other hand, it ensured that it is the summer that better arrives physically to the dispute of a tournament with France, something that wants to take advantage of. "In spite of have not played a lot at the beginning of season, think that I have finished very strong during the last months. I arrive less tired that in 2018 or even that in 2016. From my point of view, am happy. We have done a small good preparation. Physically I am better that in the years precedents", indicated.

Griezmann, loved with the turn of Benzema to France

Finally, it referred to the turn of Karim Benzema to the French selection and left clear that all have received him with the open arms. "I darse when Deschamps announced the list, as all. It surprised me, obviously, but it put me happy. It treats of Karim, a big forward, that only can us help. Frankly, only we can be loved to have him with us again. We have to do all what was in our hands so that it seats the best possible, the fastest possible and that have this confidence. It is a player with which can play easily and has been obviously welcome", concluded.

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