Griezmann, during the duel against the Ibiza


The reasons why Griezmann is the best 'signing' as '9'

Published:23/01/2020 - 08:41h

Updated:23/01/2020 - 11:51h

In full search in the market for a '9' that can replace Luis Suárez during the next four months, Antoine Griezmann appears as a resource already present in the template for that position

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From the past Monday, the technical office of the FC Barcelona put hands to the work to find in the present market of traspasos wintry a goleador contrasted, affordable by price and in a team that was had to sell him or yield him. Three requirements that are very complicated to gather in the month of January, moment in which it begins the crucial part of the season and in which the clubs are more reacios to sell.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Rodrigo Moreno, Swindle Werner... All they names that have gone out to the palestra and that like to the FC Barcelona, but to which would cost a world bring to the Camp Nou to these heights of campaign. In full research of this '9' that it can substitute to Luis Suárez, appeared Antoine Griezmann to give a hit of authority and, maybe, to do that the club replantee if necessary fichar of urgency and to all haste.

In the party of Glass of the King against the Ibiza, the French forward played as '9' fixed and answered with two goals of pure 'killer', with two desmarques to the space and two definitions to the height of the best striker. For the Frenchman, the position of leading centre is not new, as it occupied it some times in the French selection, in the Athletic of Madrid and even in the Barça at the beginning of season.

We have to trace us back at the beginning of season, when Leo Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé lesionaron and went the own Griezmann the one who acted like offensive reference with luck dispar, combining performances portentosas (marked two golazos against the Real Betis) with others of greyer accompanied of Ansu Fati, Carles Pérez or Rafinha. In fact, it is the only player of the staff that has marked in all the competitions.

Qualities to be '9'

Since it arrived to the FC Barcelona, the position in which more times has acted Griezmann is the one of left extreme, a role in which it has put of self-evident -de facto- that does not feel comfortable, since it does not have the desborde, neither the speed neither the leadership that needs to shine. Confined to the band, the French has not taken out the best of if, by what would not be a madness give him the possibility to act like reference.

It is necessary to take into account that maybe Griezmann, in spite of not being '9' pure, can offer possibly more performance in this place that any one of the names that have gone appearing the last days and that are not impossible of fichar. It is intelligent, has desmarque and also definition, in addition to sufficient work as to be the first player in launching the pressure up that asks Setién. Besides, his vacancy in the band would cover it Dembélé, near to reappear.

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