Griezmann eclipse

The French striker has only completed one match since LaLiga restarted and has not scored since the first leg of the round of 16 in Naples. Against Athletic he left doubts again.


Since LaLiga returned, Antoine Griezmann has only played 90 minutes against Leganes. He was a starter against Mallorca, but 57 minutes, against Sevilla he left the bench to play the last 11 and on Tuesday he regained the title against Athletic Club, but after a further inconsequential performance he was replaced after 65 minutes of play. The French attacker suffers a worrying eclipse of the game despite the fact that Quique Setién works from the press room to defend him and tries to recover him for the cause.

To find Griezmann's last goal with Barcelona, one must go back to February 25 when Barça drew in Naples in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. Somewhat important that gives hope to the Blaugrana team to go to the final to eight that will be played in Lisbon in August, but since then their contribution to the culé game has not lived up to its category or the 120 million that were paid to the Atlético de Madrid for him

In LaLiga, its production does not improve either. His last goal in the domestic competition was on February 15, that is, he chained seven days without marking. And what is worse, without giving symptoms of integration in the game. Clearly, if you don't remedy it, your season goes from plus to minus.

When the championship was stopped due to the coronavirus crisis Griezmann recognized that the break was coming in handy as he was reaching the final stretch of the season physically and mentally exhausted. However, it does not seem that he is finding it easy to return.

In Seville, a decisive match, Setién left him on the bench and only played the last eleven minutes. Against Athletic Club, the Frenchman regained ownership but was again transparent.

He only finished once on goal, lost fourteen balls and intervened 35 times in the game, half of them to associate with Jordi Alba. His chemistry with his attack partners is still poor. As an example, Luis Suárez only passed him a ball in the 65 minutes that coincided in the field.

The emergence of Ansu Fati, who finished twice on goal in the minutes he was on the field, the return of the Uruguayan himself and the work of Braithwaite threaten a presence in the starting lineup that, in view of the latest alignments, seems to be already compromised .

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