Antoine Griezmann, against RCD Espanyol


The reasons why Griezmann did not shine in Cornellà

Published:5/01/2020 - 08:20h

Updated:5/01/2020 - 08:21h

This Saturday, in the derby against RCD Espanyol, Antoine Griezmann again had a slightly bright match on the offensive pitch, although he did empty himself in defense

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Antoine Griezmann went back to have a little brilliant party in his première in this year 2020. It was not an easy proof for the French forward, in the field of the RCD Espanyol, a team that can be a whole turn swinging that always will leave the life against the FC Barcelona. And, without place to doubts, the blanquiazules achieved desactivarle.

The ex of the Athletic of Madrid did not find spaces in front of the defence perica, that kept férrea and that did not experience too many difficulties by his band. To the French no can him deny the effort and the total defensive implication that offers to defend in his band, with permanent helps to his mates, but has to him demand more offensive production to a man of his quality.

The true is that Griezmann hardly achieved to connect with his mates in offensive zone neither neither appear from second line to have of options of danger. And when all this no sucede -lamentably, in too many parties since it arrived- the international Frenchman has a lot of problems to shine.

No everything is his fault

Maybe all this also are the secondary effects to demand him so much in defence. Griezmann Is one of the best of the world of three chambers of field to in front, but in the Barça sometimes gives more the feeling to be a second left side. When it goes in in contact with the balloon, does it in zones so delayed of the field that all the chicpa that could contribute disappears.

In several occasions, Griezmann has repeated that it has to adapt to the new style of game and that it is an important change with regard to his stay in the Athletic. It sounds to cheap excuse, but is the pure reality: the French has happened to have his zone of influence to some tens of metres of the rival goal to have to cover all the left band even to defend in his own area.

It is true that, by his talent, have to be demanding with a destined footballer to be important. But also it is necessary to have common sense: Valverde is using the Ferrari that asked to drive by the dunes of the desert. And it is necessary to remember that the club gave off of Philippe Coutinho in summer without having him allowed play in his real position neither an alone time...

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