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Gerard Pique says Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann get on well at Barcelona

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The defender has played down reports to the contrary

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Gerard Pique has been talking about the relationship between Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann and reckons the two players get on just fine.

There were reports over the summer that Messi wasn’t all that keen on Barca bringing in Griezmann and would much rather have signed Neymar instead.

Messi has since said there is no problem with Griezmann and that their relationship is growing, while the Frenchman has admitted he needs to understand his strike partners better.

Pique has now offered his thoughts on the two players and how he sees their relationship.

“It’s really good. Leo and Antoine get on just like Leo does with Dembele or Pedo or Villa. They get on well.

“With Luis, they’re practically like brothers and then after that there are different relationships.

“Just because he doesn’t get on with Griezmann like he does with Luis doesn’t mean they don’t get on well.”

Source | Cadena SER

Griezmann started on the bench last time out against Valladolid as Lionel Messi played a starring role for Barca, scoring twice and coming up with two assists in a 5-1 win.