HE HAS TO ELEVATE THE LEVEL
The ideal position of Antoine Griezmann
Published:19/09/2019 - 09:15h
Updated:19/09/2019 - 09:15h
Griezmann has left class brushstrokes in the games he has played with Barça, but it must be more decisive. Finding him his position must be the mission
Antoine Griezmann is a footballer that was in the head of the directive of the FC Barcelona from did two summers. 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.
Already they have happened two months since the 'principito' put hands to the work 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- still does not finish to be all the decisive that expects of him.
The quality of the French is innegable and the true is that it is doing a lot of things well. His defensive work is very to appreciate him to somebody that comes with the poster of star and the true is that when it touches the balloon does it always with sense and precision, giving speed to the leather and helping in the construction. But, in other respects, they see him the sewings and notices that it needs time to adapt .
Especially in the three parties that has played out of house, in which it has disappeared completely in attack. Of course, one of the keys so that this change, in addition to his own automatisms to understand the game of the team, is the position that has to occupy on the terrain of game. By the moment, has played like leading centre, as false '9' and like extreme.
The virtues of Griezmann and his role
Antoine Griezmann began to stand out in the Real Sociedad in the position of extreme, but in which really it turned into a leading player was in the one of second tip in the Athletic of Madrid, by behind a fixed forward. In the 4-3-3 of Valverde, this position of mediapunta fix does not exist, by what to the French, in spite of the freedom of movements, only can split from a side or from the place of reference in the forward.
Playing of extreme, as in front of the Borussia Dortmund, deploys in defence, but loses arrival and does not have this capacity of desborde of Ansu Fati or Ousmane Dembélé. Playing by the centre, seems to begin to understand very what asks him in the field, although it demands him more. Ernesto Valverde will have to give with the key to do him surrender.