12th October, 2019
It is no secret that Barcelona started this LaLiga season on a very shaky note. Many have asked what could be responsible for this unusual situation. One man seems to know the solution this challenge.
That man is Diego Simeone.
The Atletico Madrid gaffer believes that the Barcelona challenge will be solved when the duo of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann finally click together on the field of play.
He went on to say he thinks that will happen soon if the Barcelona coach decides to focus on that aspect of the team’s game.
Diego Simeone says how to get the best out of Antoine Griezmann alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona is a problem Ernesto Valverde needs to solve.
As we all know, the French forward swapped Atletico for Barca over the summer but is yet to consistently produce his best form for his new club.
At Barcelona, Griezmann has most frequently been played out wide on the left in order to accommodate Messi and Luis Suarez, and Simeone offered his thoughts on his former striker.
“That’s a problem for Valverde, I have my own (problems),” he said.
“I saw him a couple of days ago. He’s really happy, obviously he is where he wanted to be. He has talent and he’s going to be fine. He’s a good person, humble, he will know how to enter the group dynamic in the right manner.
“He’s a guy that doesn’t talk much but gets involved a lot. He will slowly enter the group, step by step, calmly. He’s a happy guy and I don’t have doubts he will do well.”
Since coming to the Camp Nou, Griezmann has produced three goals and two assists for Barcelona so far but dropped down the bench for the club’s 4-0 win over Sevilla.
However, he is presently with the France squad for crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey.