THE FRENCH DOES NOT START
The worrying fact in the comparison of Griezmann with Coutinho
Published:4/11/2019 - 15:30h
Updated:4/11/2019 - 15:34h
Griezmann arrived at FC Barcelona in summer as a star signing but, at the moment, as it happened with Coutinho, he is not meeting expectations
Antoine Griezmann was the footballer chosen by the FC Barcelona the past summer to delete once and for all the dependency goleadora total that there was with the so many of Leo Messi and Luis Suárez from the course of Neymar. The Frenchman arrived to the Camp Nou to contribute talent and goal to the staff of Ernesto Valverde and, after two months and half of official competition, does not finish to start.
The French forward has had formidable performances like the one of the Camp Nou against the Real Betis in the second day liguera or the one of Ipurua against the ibar, more recent. But, in general lines, in spite of his evident effort and to his physical deployment, is not contributing the performance that expected of him in the expectation that had to a trident beside Suárez and Messi.
Besides, the case of Griezmann is beginning to remember to the of Philippe Coutinho, a footballer that did not achieve to adapt to the philosophy of game of the FC Barcelona and that the past summer left yielded to the Bayern of Munich to treat of reencontrarse with his best version. Well, the numbers of the French forward are not surpassing to the ones of the Brazilian, in a worrisome comparative.
If we encircle us to the start of season of Griezmann in the FC Barcelona with the beginning of campaign of Coutinho does a year, the data are very similar. The French has played 1047 minutes, whereas the carioca carried 1080 to these heights. Minutes in which both carried the same goals annotated: four.
Of course, for Coutinho, that split like midfield player in that period, was a quite positive statistics, but no like this for Griezmann, that arrived like a big goleador pertinent of the Athletic of Madrid. Of the French, expect more goals, as well as more influence in the game. Regarding assistances of goal, both carried also the same to these heights: three.
Griezmann, out of his favourite place
In the Athletic of Madrid, Griezmann achieved to be the offensive leader and also a footballer with big registers goleadores. With Diego Pablo Simeone, played like mediapunta, position in which more comfortable feels and in which it shined with more strength. In the Barça, however, Ernesto Valverde plants him like extreme, a position in which it participates and less and has lower arrival to goal.