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THE NEW '9' OF THE BARÇA

Antoine Griezmann and his new role with Quique Setién

Published:17/02/2020 - 18:28h

Updated:17/02/2020 - 18:28h

Waiting for the possible signing of the FC Barcelona in the present month of February, Antoine Griezmann is being the attendant to play as '9'

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In hardly a month, the forward of the FC Barcelona remained entirely in picture. First, it confirmed that Luis Suárez would be of drop during four months owing to the surgical intervention that practised him in the meniscus of his knee; afterwards, it announced that Ousmane Dembélé had broken the proximal sinew of his biceps femoral and that the time of drop estimated would be of six months.

We are speaking of two very important injuries and that, of course, have had some very concrete consequences. The first is that the FC Barcelona see in the need imperiosa of fichar to a footballer of LaLiga out of market to reinforce the offensive plot, although it is necessary to take into account that said footballer only will be able to play the domestic championship and that will not be able to do it in Champions League.

The second consequence is, in addition to that a player like Ansu Fati has earned a lot of leadership in the alignments, that another like Antoine Griezmann has had to be repositioned. In his first months like Barcelona, the French attacker had occupied the place of left extreme, in which it did not finish to surrender, but the new role adopted has moved him to the position of '9', like substitute of Suárez.

The new position of Griezmann is allowing to the Frenchman have a lot of more influence in the attack of the FC Barcelona, since it no longer is forced to remain enquistado in a side without hardly can participate in the preparation of the game. Now, the 'principito' touch more balloon, although it also has the important mission of desmarcarse for romer the rival defence when it does not have it in possession.

By the moment, Griezmann seems that it adapts every time better to the requirements that comports to have to be the offensive reference of the most advanced team. The French is finding hollow and is connecting every time better with Leo Messi or Ansu Fati, with a work without balloon very satisfactory that is helping to the team in offensive phase.

Griezmann Has to fine-tune his puntería

One of the pending subjects of Griezmann in his new position of leading centre is the one of the finish to door. To the French is costing him hit the balloon against the three sticks and is wasting a good quantity of opportunities by not being fine to the hour to aim. It will have to pulir his finish to turn into a leading centre of full guarantees.

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