The prospect and future of Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona has been dragging on for months now.
He has been off form and unhappy for long periods but head coach Ronald Koeman claims that is all over now.
The French forward has been in the middle of a huge controversy about his relationship with Lionel Messi. However, it seems Barcelona have at least appeared to bury that hatchet.
Koeman has now shed light on Antoine, despite the FIFA 2018 World Cup winner not starting the match against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.
“Griezmann was on the bench solely for a little physical problem we wanted to be careful with,” Koeman told a news conference after the game.
“It’s vital to give rest to some and playing time to those who work hard in training every day but haven’t played a lot.
“I have seen him [Griezmann] work from the beginning. He is a happy player, who always gives his best for the team and the club.
“Too bad he has no luck scoring more goals. The only way to change this is to work harder. He is trying.”