Antoine Griezmann’s time at Barcelona has been one of much conversation and online speculation. So has his relationship with Lionel Messi. There’s been a decent amount of chatter that Messi didn’t even want a Griezmann move last year and has since been frustrated trying to get a fluid connection between the two.
Eric Olhats, Antoine Griezmann’s former advisor, chatted a bit about the Frenchmen’s time at Barcelona and how Messi views him.
“Antoine arrived in a struggling club where Messi has a view on everything. He’s at the same time emperor and monarch, and he didn’t see Antoine’s arrival with a good eye. His attitude has been deplorable, he made him feel that. I’ve always heard Antoine say there’s no problem with Messi, but never the other way around.
“In my eyes, Messi said he wanted to leave to see what role he still had as a decision-making player, regarding the players who arrived and those who left, but he eventually stayed. Classic Messi! As good on the pitch as he is bad off it… Barcelona has been suffering for a while. There was a cancer in that club, and it obviously leaves some marks”.
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It’s obvious Griezmann’s having a bit of a tough time at Barcelona at the moment, but he did finally score his first La Liga goal of the season at the weekend after a lovely dummy from Messi.