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Antoine Griezmann says it’s been difficult to connect with Lionel Messi at Barcelona

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The Frenchman says neither player talks a lot

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Antoine Griezmann spoke about his relationship with Lionel Messi in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Inter Milan.

The France international has barely played with the GOAT this season due to Messi’s injury problems and says it’s been difficult to form a relationship with the captain.

However, Griezmann reckons the two players are heading in the right direction and also spoke about what he needs to do to improve at his new club.

“He is not someone who talks a lot and neither am I. It’s difficult, I have already given him some maté and we are going in the right direction,” he said.

“But he has been injured a lot so it is difficult to make this connection, to improve it. We are two good guys, nice people, and I’m here to help anyone on the team.

“I feel comfortable and confident. I need to improve, above all in my movement, to get more involved in play. I am missing some things to be the best Griezmann possible.”

Messi missed the trip to Getafe at the weekend and is a doubt for Wednesday’s match, meaning Barcelona may have to cope without him again in the Champions League.