Antoine Griezmann, during a match


Valverde's dilemma with Griezmann

Published:30/09/2019 - 07:54h

Updated:30/09/2019 - 09:08h

Griezmann was an express request of Ernesto Valverde for the front of FC Barcelona, ​​but Txingurri does not hit the key to work in his role

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Antoine Griezmann is a footballer that was in the head of Ernesto Valverde from the beginning, being a request expresses his signing by the FC Barcelona. In the one of 2018, everything seemed tied so that the French arrived to the Camp Nou, but finally the own player threw backwards. In 2019, in front of a new opportunity, the Frenchman did not want to leave happen the train of the team culé, that paid 120 millions by his traspaso.

To day of today, already have happened two months and half since Griezmann threw to film with the Barça and the true is that, in spite of that have seen him details of class -marked two golazos in the Camp Nou in the party of the second day of LaLiga​ against the Real Betis- in general lines sees him quite stray. The Txingurri, that had his signing like priority, now does not give with the key to situate him in the field to increase his productivity.

Valverde Has tested to Griezmann in the three positions of attack and it is necessary to say that to the French only has seen him medianamente comfortable when it has played like false '9', since from here could participate in the construction of the game and appeared much more to combine and finish. Of course, if Luis Suárez is well physically, és he the one who plays in the centre of the attack, displacing to the French to a side.

Usually, it has planted in the left, and is precisely here where Griezmann is showing to feel stray. From this position, the 'principito' loses capacity of surprise to finish inside the area, as well as the ease to build the game that has when it plays inside. The true is that, playing in this side, Ansu Fati seems much more productive that he.

Also it tested it in the right band in Granada, but Griezmann neither answered not even with Leo Messi near. Now Valverde finds with the problem to have to put in the eleven with shoehorn to a signing that asked and to the that now does not know to situate in the usual 4-3-3. And it will not be because the French do not encourage in working, because it runs and deploys like which more.

Griezmann Triumphed like second tip

In the Athletic of Madrid, club in which Griezmann turned into one of the best players of the world, played like second tip in a 4-4-2, always with a '9' pure in front. The problem is that in the 4-3-3 of the Barça, the position in which the French triumphed does not exist and gives the feeling that, as it happened with Philippe Coutinho, the club has spent a dineral in fichar to a footballer so that it play in a distinct position to which worked in his previous club. As the one who buys a Ferrari to go to the mountain.

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