Did Moving To Barcelona Was A Bad Choice For Griezmann?

In addition to questioning the ahead’s choice, he has defended Clement Lenglet amid harsh criticism

Jeremy Mathieu believes Antoine Griezmann made a mistake in leaving Atletico Madrid to affix Barcelona.

Griezmann made the transfer to Barca in the summertime of 2019, however he has since struggled to point out the shape he produced at Atletico on a constant foundation.

He has had respectable spells within the present marketing campaign, however Barca as a complete are struggling to make their mark and Mathieu feels it was a mistake for his fellow Frenchman to swap the Wanda Metropolitano for Camp Nou.

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“Griezmann shouldn’t be at his Atletico stage,” Mathieu advised RAC1. “Personally, for my part, it’s a mistake that he got here to Barcelona.

“At Atletico he was an important piece and I do not know if he has that significance at Barcelona.”

Mathieu backing for Lenglet

Clement Lenglet got here in for fierce criticism after conceding a late penalty towards Cadiz on Sunday to price Barca two factors, and the French defender reportedly left the bottom in tears.

Mathieu had a troublesome time in his three seasons at Barca, and he can perceive what his fellow Frenchman is experiencing.

“I had a really unhealthy time in my final yr with Barcelona,” Mathieu mentioned. “I felt that the defeat in Turin [in the Champions League against Juventus] was my fault.

“However I do not perceive why they went for me as there are 11 gamers in a soccer staff.

“I felt alone within the dressing room. Nobody provided assist. For me, that is not soccer.

“Everyone seems to be killing Lenglet now, and I do know what that is like. He has to try to be constructive and to show it round, and check out his finest.”

An enormous fortnight forward for Barca

Sevilla’s 2-0 win at Osasuna on Monday noticed them leap over Barca into third place within the Liga desk.

Barca path leaders Atletico Madrid by eight factors and have away video games at Elche and Osasuna both aspect of a gathering with Sevilla in La Liga.

The Catanans additionally face Sevilla within the Copa Del Rey, with all these video games previous a gathering with Paris Saint-Germain, the place they need to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the primary leg if they’re to stay within the Champions League.

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