Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona last summer for a record fee.
The former Atletico Madrid was one of the best players in the world before he joined the Blaugrana. However, the French World Cup winner has lost his form at the club and has been played out of position for far too long – is that a worrying sign? His national team coach Didier Deschamps certainly thinks so.
“I know you’re looking at the last game, but look at his stats: 81 caps, 32 goals, 21 assists. It speaks for itself,” he said ahead of France’s clash against Croatia on Wednesday night.
“It doesn’t guarantee him anything, like some other players who could have done better against Portugal. I know his talent and what he can give to the team.
“He lacks rhythm, you know why. So, he needs a bit of time, he was much better in the second half compared to the first one. He’s an attacking player but, as he runs a lot, sometimes he’s an offensive midfielder.”
Griezmann will be looking at the new look Barcelona this season under Ronald Koeman and will want to make amends to his form this season.