Dugarry spoke on RMC Sport as part of broadcast coverage of the Barcelona draw with a score of 2: 2 with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, a match in which Griezmann was stopped for the last minutes of another disappointing show led by Quique Setien.
Dugarry on Messi: A kid who is 1.5 meters tall and half autistic…
Former France national team forward Christophe Dugarry was sharply criticized for his tactless comments on Lionel Messi, in which he called the Argentinean “1.5m tall kid” who is “half autistic”. Dugarry spoke on RMC Sport as part of broadcast coverage of the Barcelona draw with a score of 2: 2 with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, a match in which Griezmann was stopped for the last minutes of another disappointing show led by Quique Setien. The 48-year-old claims that Griezmann’s struggle to lower the starting point at Camp Nou comes down to a lack of harmony and provokes outrage when proposing a solution. “What is Griezmann afraid of? A kid who is 1.5 meters tall and half autistic?” Said the 1998 World Cup winner. “All he needs to do is show some goals at some point.
Christophe apologized and removed the answer from his Twitter
“I’ve been saying for a year that he has problems with Messi. He should hit him in the face. It’s true, Messi could give him more passes, but to be honest, I’m not surprised. Griezmann is losing balls. He is not confident in playing. Griezmann should go and talk with Messi to solve the problem. “Of course, Dugarry’s comments caused outrage throughout the football world, and since then, he apologized, although he later decided to remove the answer from his account on social networks. “Also, I sincerely regret the breadth and depth of my comments about Leo Messi,” he wrote on Twitter. “I didn’t want to stigmatize people with autistic disorders, that was not my intention. I apologize to the people I shocked and will do it again on “Team Duga”-TV Show this evening.”
Messi was not the only Barça employee Dugarry singled out for criticism. However, with the coach in time, Setien received both barrels from the Frenchman. Setien is very good, but he doesn’t have the right authority – he didn’t know who to change,” said Dugarry.” He replaced Sergio Busquets in the 85th minute to attract Ansu Fati and launched Griezmann in the 90th. I don’t think that this is something against Griezmann; he does not know how to make this team play. He is completely depressed. I am convinced that he has nothing against Griezmann, but instead, he is merely incompetent.”