“When Griezmann left Atlético Madrid, I was sad to see the disputes that were. It affected me,” Eric told reporters.
Antoine is not happy at Barcelona
Eric Olhats, who discovered French talent Antoine Griezmann as a young man, says he saddened by the time the French international worked in Barcelona, and he believes that he deserves more attention. Eric Olhats scouted Antoine when he was 13 years old, took him to Real Sociedad. Griezmann played for Sociedad 201 times, scoring 52 goals in all competitions before moving to Atlético Madrid and, as a result, Barça. However, the 29-year-old specialist hardly lived up to his disputed €120 million (£107 million/$134 million) summer move to Camp Nou, in the debut campaign he scored just eight goals in La Liga. “When he left the Atlético Madrid, I was sad to see the disputes that were. It affected me,” Eric told reporters.
He does not fit in Barca style
“I can understand why he wanted to sign for Barcelona. Barca is Barca.” Other players and friends said his game would fit in and adapt very well to how Barca plays, tiki-taka, and all that, but I don’t like his stagings. “You see that there are issues that he doesn’t like it.” Olhats believe that Antoine can do more for Barcelona, but he suggested that he prevented from showing his true abilities. “It harms me because I know what he’s capable of,” he said. “He can do much more, and he doesn’t say anything. He attempted to do it without saying anything.” It seems he doesn’t get so many passes from other players, how many from the boss.”
Griezmann needs more time
The scout added that he hopes the situation will change, but he still feels that his old protege is marginalized. “A month has passed, then a second,” he added. “He understands that he’s not the boss there, “He’s only 28 years old and a world-class player,” Griezmann said in February that he believes that everything will work out if you give time, and that he was still developing relations on the field with Lionel Messi. We still have to study, “said Antoine.” I have to learn the movements of Messi, and he needs to learn mine. We enjoy the work that we are together, and it gets better and better all the time “I am pleased and enjoy myself here.”