Antoine Griezmann can’t wait to get back for Barcelona after refreshing break.
The Frenchman enjoyed his best break from football in over 5 years during the COVID-19 shutdown. Spain has allowed the sport to return with La Liga games scheduled from 11 June.
Griezmann was starting to hit a decent bit of form prior to the lockdown, with 14 goals and 4 assists in 37 appearances this term. Some time off will definitely help him get back to his best form once again.
“I think on a personal level it has been good for me,” Griezmann told Barca TV. “I have been able to rest. I think it has been five years since I have had a rest like that so mentally and physically it has been good. I was able to enjoy time with my family, my kids and now I am ready to go.
“We are really looking forward to it. It has been a long time since we played in an official match. I think we have prepared well for this first game and it will be important to get off to a good start in these 11 finals we have left. We have all the cards. We have 11 games and if we win them all we will be champions. I think we are ready for it, to win and enjoy the football.
“I have seen some highlights of the Bundesliga, the photos of the fans in the stands, goal celebrations without hugs, all a bit strange but it’s nice to see football again. It was a bit strange [training at Camp Nou] without the fans or anything but it was a question of getting used to that atmosphere. It was nice to play at Camp Nou once again but it will be better in an official match.”
Luis Suarez has also taken the break to recover from his knee injury while Lionel Messi will be fit for the first game against RCD Mallorca. Griezmann added, “Luis is our number nine, a goalscorer, the one who makes the difference in big games along with Leo,” said Griezmann.
“We missed him in the last games. We are really happy to have a player like him back and he will help us from the beginning. I want to be an important part of the team, on and off the field, enjoy football and help my team-mates win every game.”
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