The Frenchman is the only participant in the attacking trident of Barcelona, who is rotated, and he is increasingly annoyed by this.
Griezmann is dissapointed due to Setien’s decisions
Antoine Griezmann does not understand why Quique Setien dropped him in recent matches. The Frenchman is the only participant in the attacking trident of Barcelona, who is rotated, and he is increasingly annoyed by this. Although he is disappointed due to the lack of playing time. The striker so far prefers to remain silent and not cause more debate at the crucial moment of the season for the Catalan club. Griezmann was not satisfied that he was only given a few minutes from the bench against Madrid Atletico. But he is trying to overcome this difficult period with his head down. Despite the problems he encountered in recent weeks, the 29-year-old wants to stay at Camp Nou and has no plans to leave shortly. The fact that Setien’s days can be numbered is also a factor in his desire to remain at Barcelona.
Luis Suarez’s return has limited the number of places on the pitch
Just two weeks ago, the Blaugrana coach reiterated that Griezmann was the undisputed part of his team. However, the former Atletico striker started just one of Barcelona’s last four matches in LaLiga. In the only start of that race, against the Athletic Club at Camp Nou, he did not complete the full 90 minutes. No one has played more matches than Griezmann this season with 32. But his role in the lineup has declined recently. He is no longer a guaranteed starter, with Martin Braithwaite and Ansu Fati competing for a seat next to him. The return of Luis Suarez from a knee injury limited the number of places available in Setien’s starting lineup – he and Messi are untouchable. “You always need to try to ensure that Suarez is on the pitch, Leo too. So it was not easy to find Griezmann’s place without destabilizing the team,” Setien explained.
Griezmann, entirely only, lost his place in the team under Setien, and the lack of playing time angered him and other members of his family. “To be able to speak, you need to have the keys to the truck, and you’re just a passenger,” Antoine’s father said on Instagram. “I want to cry seriously. Two minutes,” his brother wrote on Twitter after the match against Atlético. Griezmann’s anger is bubbling under the surface, and only the player himself stopped him from boiling.