TURNED OFF AGAINST REAL SOCIEDAD
The worrying case of Griezmann: he does not shine in any position of the forward line
Published:8/03/2020 - 10:51h
Updated:8/03/2020 - 10:51h
Quique Setién changed the system again at the Barça-Real Sociedad, in which he got bittersweet conclusions. Antoine Griezmann is a worrying case, since he does not shine in any position of the forward line
The FC Barcelona surpassed this Saturday to the Real Sociedad in the Camp Nou, in an appointment with conclusions of all type. Although they improved the feelings and tieed up a key victory after the Classical in front of an opponent in series, the fault of goal and some doubts along the clash continue in the list of pending duties, that is fattening dangerously with the fight by the titles heating day to day.
One of the most worrisome cases in the City Condal is the one of Antoine Griezmann, that follows without being leading. In the past window estival invested 120 million euros in the most brilliant star of the Athletic of Madrid and in all a champion of the world with the French selection, but after his mudanza has lived more shadows that lights and seems moved away of his best version. And the worst, without solutions for reencontrarla.
The greater problem for the Frenchman is that it already has tested all the positions of the forward and does not fit inany . Accustomed to play beside a tip of reference in Wanda Metropolitan and with the 'bleus', in the square barcelonista accumulates disappointment after disappointment. No despega like left extreme beside Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann, neither like nine without the Uruguayan, and less in the right to leave space to Martin Braithwaite, that improved his performance in a commitment in which it neither took advantage of the diagonals to his good leg.
The statistics and defensive efforts do not cover his irrelevancia offensive, that did not expect when fichó to an ariete consecrated. To the crack hired him knowing that the dribbling and the desborde were not between his virtues, but thinking that his ease to combine and his smell goleador would be sufficient. Between his 14 so many and four assistances in 37 meetings there are decisive interventions, but throws in fault that throw of the car in a needy team of leaders. It has called him opportunist, effective and sacrificed, but never has attained to impose his spark.
His jam goes further of a problem of adaptation, and the fear is that the time do not offer answers to the desesperante uncertainty. It is prompt to do jump the alarms but still escuece a similar precedent like the one of Philippe Coutinho, that went of more to less and had to leave because in the Barça does not exist the half tip in which so much it shined in Liverpool. Griezmann Still has poster, but the credit exhausts because in spite of his insistence follows without finding his place.
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