Antoine Griezmann arrived at FC Barcelona in 2019 – from Atlético de Madrid in exchange for 120 million euros – and has not had an easy start in the Camp Nou. In his first season, although his numbers in front of goal were not bad, his performance was far from what made him shine with Diego Pablo Simeone. At the beginning of this campaign he did not stand out either.
The situation of Antoine Griezmann became so worrisome that he ended up losing his starting position in the lineups of Ronald Koeman, being even run over by a ‘middle class’ gamer like Martin Braithwaite. However, it seems that his situation in the team has changed since the beginning of 2021: he has regained his place in the eleven type and the sensations he is leaving in recent games have been really good.
After being a substitute in games like those of Real Valladolid at Jose Zorrilla or the one who started the year against him Huesca in The Alcoraz, Antoine Griezmann regained ownership before the Athletic Club de Bilbao in San Mamés, in a game that was probably one of the best of the FC Barcelona since the arrival of Ronald Koeman. It was there where the Gaul was released and even an assist.
Against him Granada in the new Los Cármenes, your confirmation arrived. Antoine Griezmann managed to score two goals and give an assist to Leo messi, with whom it seems that each time it is understood better. The Frenchman did everything well: he started scoring an opportunist goal, led a counterattack in which he ended up assisting the Argentine star and closed his personal account with a home-brand goal after a spoon pass from his compatriot Ousmane Dembele.
There is no doubt that Antoine Griezmann It has also benefited greatly from the general improvement of the team, perhaps from the change in the Ronald Koeman. The return to the two interiors in this new 4-1-4-1 has led many players to bring out their best version. Leo Messi, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong O Ousmane Dembele they are also in great shape.
The role of Antoine Griezmann
Ronald Koeman seems to have finally found the place to Antoine Griezmann in his scheme, starting from the left wing. Of course, the French have full freedom to join the area as ‘9’ when Leo messi leave the area. The Dutch coach wants the Frenchman to be the squire of ’10’, occupying the spaces that he leaves free.