Barcelona returned to football last week in style.
They dispatched of Mallorca with ease as the Catalans ran rampant to a 4-0 win. Of the goalscorers, one was Barcelona’s emergency signing from back in February Martina Braithwaite.
The former Leganes winger was signed by the club after the Catalans got special permission to pick a player from La Liga given their injury list.
Braithwaite looked impressive and every bit of the part due to his hard work in attack and defence in their 4-0 win and it could spell trouble for Barcelona’s hot summer signing Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann has failed to adapt to the Barcelona style so far and has provided very little going forward. The Frenchman was substituted in their win over Mallorca with 12 minutes to go.
It was strange since Griezmann was taken off for Suarez to come on while Braithwaite stayed on the pitch. Many might think it was to save Griezmann’s energy and it possibly could be. However, the obvious cannot be ignored that Braithwaite was better than him on the matchday and a front three of Suarez, Messi and Braithwaite did look better after Griezmann was taken off.
It could potentially spell doom in the long run for the World Cup winner and so Griezmann really needs to step up majorly for the Catalans.
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