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Setien admits playing Griezmann is ‘destabilising’ for Barcelona

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The Frenchman was a late sub against Atletico

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Barcelona coach Quique Setien admitted this week that playing Antoine Griezmann makes things difficult for Barcelona. The Frenchman is one of the most high-profile Barcelona signings in the last five years and his time at Barcelona has been a bit difficult thus far.

“It’s difficult to put him on without destabilising the team.

“I understand it’s tough for Griezmann to come on when so little time left. I will speak with him tomorrow [Wednesday], I won’t say sorry because [it’s about] decisions.

“But I understand he may feel bad and I feel bad for him because he’s a great person and professional.”

Setien | Source

Things are going to be pretty difficult for Setien and Barcelona should they continue grabbing draw after draw. With an assumed Real Madrid win this week, Barcelona will be four points behind in the title race. Ensuring that Griezmann is contributing is essential to any Barcelona success this season.