Ronald Koeman has replied to Griezmann’s comments of being played out of his position at Barcelona.
Antoine Griezmann had earlier commented that France head coach Didier Deschamps had better knowledge of which position Griezmann should play – which was a direct attack to Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman.
“The coach knows where to play me, so I take advantage of that situation, of that position and from the confidence of the coach and teammates,” Griezmann told reporters, as per Marca.
“I have spoken with Antoine and I told him that I’m looking out for what is best for the team and I think he’s most effective on the right for us,” Koeman told reporters on Friday, as per Marca.
“He can play in three positions. He could also play as a Number 10 or a Number 9. In fact, when I was the Netherlands boss, in a game against France, he played on the right against us – which is the same at Barcelona.
“I have no problem with Antoine. I can only play one player in each of the three attacking positions. I do not play any players out of position.
“Griezmann can play wide coming inside on his left foot. If he has another position that he likes more, that is the situation, but we cannot have 10 players in the same role (Number 10).
“I decide based on what’s best for the team. The coach is in charge and the players must be at their best when they play.”