clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Deschamps likens Griezmann’s form to Pogba at United

The France boss is backing the Barcelona star

C.A. Osasuna v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Of the many bad transfers that Barcelona have taken on in years past, Antoine Griezmann certainly isn’t the worst out of the lot. However, the Frenchmen has certainly struggled to find consistent form at the club. French boss Didier Deschamps discussed his form and compared him to another Frenchmen who has seen struggles at a large club, one Paul Pogba.

“In November, Paul was going through an even more difficult period with Manchester United. Being with us gave him a boost and he had a great game against Portugal. Antoine’s case is the same, it’s a matter of trust.

“They know that in the France team they are in a different environment. All the players can go through a bad period at their club, but I maintain the confidence I have in them.

“The players must bear in mind that there is competition. If at some point I think that a young man has less experience but can bring something more to the team, I will not hesitate to count on him.”

Deschamps | Source

Griezmann was back in the team at the weekend against Osasuna but didn’t make much of an impression and has now gone eight games without a goal. It seems likely be could be back on the bench for the clash with PSG on Wednesday.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Barca Blaugranes Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Barca news from Barca Blaugranes