Antoine Griezmann, in a file image


Valverde sits Griezmann for the first time

Published:6/10/2019 - 20:20h

Updated:6/10/2019 - 20:20h

To play against Sevilla and for the first time this season, Ernesto Valverde decided to leave Antoine Griezmann out of the starting eleven

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Until the moment, Antoine Griezmann was one of the few players of the FC Barcelona that had begun all the parties being headline, but in the party against the Seville of this Sunday in the Camp Nou, Ernesto Valverde decided to leave to the French forward in the bench and bet by an offensive trident formed by Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé.

The ex of the Athletic of Madrid always had appeared in the alignments of Valverde in the present season, a fact that does that, at the same time, his suplencia was surprising and expected to equal parts. Surprising because the Txingurri decided to break the mould and not repeating with the Frenchman in a party against a so important rival, what supposes an innovation.

But there is other two factors that do that it do not surprise that Griezmann began in the bank. The first is the accumulation of minutes and the bet by the rotations not to overload to any footballer, especially to one that has played it all and that is used to to visit big quantity of quilómetros because of his defensive and offensive deployment.

The another reason by which Valverde could have decided that Griezmann did not split of start was the discreet performance that the French is offering. The presence of Luis Suárez by the centre and of Leo Messi with freedom of movements splitting by the right confined to the Frenchman to the position of left extreme, in which his performance is not offering the guarantees expected when him fichó.

Alternative for Dembélé

Logically, the quality of Ousmane Dembélé also has been decisive so that Griezmann began from the bench. It is true that the French has happened a lot of parties lesionado but, in the little that has played, has seen him active and has left played of high calibrate by the bands. Against the Inter of Milan, was not less, and helped to revolutionise the game culé.

Now, Ernesto Valverde has to his disposal a wide staff with a lot of options, especially in the offensive plot. In addition to the Messi, Suárez, Griezmann and Dembélé, it is necessary to remark also the presence of Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez, two canteranos that are giving the size sobradamente when it touches them jump to the lawn.

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