Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann admits feeling weird about the La Liga restart with no fans to cheer them on.
“The first game will be in Mallorca, but it will be very strange to play without an audience,” he said during a conversation on Twitch on Thursday. “It will be the first time I have experienced something like this.”
“I had never been so long stopped,” he said. “Yes, it is true that during these days I was able to enjoy my children.”
The French footballer has received some backlash ever since he arrived at Barcelona last year. However, Andres Iniesta believes Griezmann will power through.
“Griezmann and the rest of the new players that arrive every year need time,” Iniesta told Marca.
“They have enormous talent and will definitely end up triumphing and making a place for themselves in this team where it is not easy to play.”
What Iniesta said was in accordance with what Rivaldo had said earlier, who always supports Griezmann.
“There are growing rumours about a potential Antoine Griezmann transfer to Internazionale in exchange for Lautaro Martinez or even a deal that could see the Frenchman go to PSG and Neymar come the other way,” Rivaldo wrote for Betfair.
“But I believe that Barca’s board will give Griezmann more time to make an impression at the club.
“In Italy, Griezmann would have more difficulties and I think his future is in La Liga where he is well-adapted and ready to show his best game regularly.
“Barcelona just needs to be a little more patient before he builds more confidence and starts playing with more personality.”
Bottom line – give Griezmann more time and he will shine.