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Minguella Insists: "While Griezmann was in the Barça, will not go to the Camp Nou"

Published:14/07/2019 - 10:11h

Updated:14/07/2019 - 10:11h

The ex representative Josep Maria Minguella, in the last years tertuliano in diverse means on the Barcelona actuality, is had to keep his promise: "while Griezmann was in the Barcelona, will not go to the Camp Nou. I said it and I will do it"

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Already it announced it it does some months when it began to earn strength the possibility of fichar to Antoine Griezmann, and since has not changed of opinion. Josep Maria Minguella follows annoying with Griezmann when understanding that it was missing to the respect to the barcelonismo the past year, when it gave 'pumpkins' to the Barcelona club through a controversial documentary, breaking like this the agreement to the that had arrived previously with the Catalan entity.

Minguella Recognises that Griezmann is a big footballer, but keeps in his thirteen: "While Griezmann was in the Barça, will not go to the Camp Nou. I said it and I will do it", it has ensured in a recent interview to 'Sport'. The known and prestigious ex representative has spoken of his feelings after the signing of Griezmann by the Barça, wishing him luck although it is convinced that it will not triumph of Barcelona.

"My father always taught me that it was necessary to be respectful with the club, with the players, with the directors..."

"I think that in one or two years at most will go back to the stadium. I want that it triumph in the Barça, but like man of football think that will not be able to find the place that adapt to his big conditions. I think that it will finish boring and the Barça will have to look for him an exit. And if at the end it marks 40 goals and triumphs in the Barça, will recognise my error", thinks Minguella, the one who thinks that the French will not finish to adapt to the Barça.

It is had to fulfil his word, and will not attend to the Camp Nou while Griezmann dress the elastic Barcelona. "The people that knows me knows that I am of the old school and that do not need an agreement to fulfil my word. And what said then keep it totally. I am partner from 70 years ago and my father always taught me that it was necessary to be respectful with the club, with the players, with the directors...", it begins the ex agent.

"Pay 120 millions by a player of 28 years does not seem me hit"

"Some time do not agree, but never have said something that have been able to offend or bother to the club in spite of my disagreement with a president or a director. I have had moments complicated with Núñez or Laporta, but never has been by a personal question, but of criterion. And I want to underline that if some time say something, never have the intention to go against the Barça", adds. It follows being annoying with Griezmann by his form to act, and thinks that was missing to the respect no only to the club, but to all the barcelonistas the past year.

"It is necessary to remember that the year happened some representatives of Griezmann gathered with people of the Barcelona in a restaurant that there is to the foot of the Tibidabo and arrived to an agreement", remembers Minguella. "He had the possibility to throw backwards, this is clear, but think that the way in that it did it, I and a lot of partners like this think it, was not the correct for the prestige of the club. The proof is how received him in the Camp Nou. To me it did not seem me correct what did and therefore while it was in the Barcelona will not go to the stadium. I said it and I will do it. I will see the parties by television", insists.

Griezmann Can have problems to fit in the Barça

This does not remove, in any case, that coincide in that Griezmann is a very good footballer... Although it does not think that it can adapt in a team like the FC Barcelona, with a system of distinct game to the of the Athletic. "It seems me a good player. It is dynamic and has goal, but can have problems by his position. Griezmann Has given a big performance playing behind a 'nine' that litigates with the central, like Giroud or Diego Coast, but has problems when it does not have it. And if it does not change of structure, the '9' of the Barça is Luis Suárez and the one who plays by behind with total freedom is Messi".

"The Barça has occupied this position while it was the Argentinian. Besides, the Barça has to Suárez, Messi, Dembélé, Coutinho, Malcom... A lot of forwards for only two or three squares in attack. They are players of big level and of a big cost, and this can cause problems", signals Minguella, although the most likely is that any of these forwards, as Malcom or Coutinho, finish going out in the present market of signings.

Finally, it considers exaggerated the price of 120 million euros that has paid the Barça. "It seems me a figure exaggerated. The PSG, that has an economy based in external factors, is the only club that can pay these figures. It seems me that surpass the one hundred millions is a dangerous dynamics. And pay 120 millions by a player of 28 years does not seem me hit". The time will say if it has been it, or no. For the moment, it touches to encourage to Griezmann during his new stage in the Barça, and wish him a lot of successes in the future.

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