Antoine Griezmann, in a training


The hidden card that Valverde has not played with Griezmann

Published:4/10/2019 - 23:44h

Updated:5/10/2019 - 08:02h

It is not easy for Griezmann to adapt to Barcelona, ​​but he has not exhausted all the ways to fit. In fact there may be a solution in sight

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Antoine Griezmann arrived to the FC Barcelona like signing 'galactic' and like the man that dbía leave backwards the dependency goleadora of the team in the so many annotated by Leo Messi and Luis Suárez. By the moment, the French is not achieving take out his potential maximum and is costing him adapt. Confined to the left band, his leadership is scarce and has to find a form to fit him.

We do not have to forget that Griezmann arrived to the Camp Nou to be a key player inside the team and are not few those that fear that it repeat a 'case Coutinho' with the French. Nevertheless, Ernesto Valverde does not have destapado a road that can do that yes it offer a version resembled the one who offered in the Athletic of Madrid: plant him in the centre, like mediapunta.

In Champions League​ against the Inter of Milan, Ernesto Valverde played a letter that resolved a party more than complicated: bet by a double pivote, plant to Arturo Vidal like mediapunta and keep the offensive trident. And the team noticed it, improving exponencialmente his provision. Given the characteristics of Griezmann... And if this place that occupied the Chilean went the ideal for the French?

Remember what did to triumph to Griezmann in Wanda Metropolitan: his arrivals by surprise from second line to mark, his assistances, his capacity of association, his vision of game and his need to take part in the majority of played of attack. To all this it is necessary to add his capacity of defensive sacrifice and his tactical intelligence, that turn him into a very cost player to accompany to Arthur and Frenkie of Jong.

In the previous reports to the signing of the 'principito', already contemplated the possibility that it played like midfield player. Unlike Philippe Coutinho, Griezmann is a player of wide route and shows it split yes and party also with the one of kilometres that visits by the band. The carioca is not a fondista, but the Frenchman yes. Thus, it is not descabellado that Valverde can test him in the position in which Arturo Vidal played against the Inter.

The council of Dugarry

By the moment, to Griezmann are not him going out the things, but anybody doubts of his talent. Christophe Dugarry, ex player of the FC Barcelona, launched him a council from RMC. "Antoine has to keep the calm, isolate of these circumstances and centre only in following working. His effort will have, finally, reward", said, adding that "it can feel injured, but is a winner and his state of spirit will follow intact".

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