Griezmann: You send Messi a melon, he turns it into caviar!

11.6.2021.  
Griezmann: You send Messi a melon, he turns it into caviar!

Since Antoine Griezmann arrived at Nou Camp his move has been under €120,000,000 worth of looking glasses. The Frenchman hasn't excelled as it was hoped, seeing how he should've been the new partner for Lionel Messi to play off. Instead, their relationship off the pitch has been the talk of the continent. Yet the France international insists the two have a good accord.


Griezmann had to answer the question how is his relationship with the player who is the alpha and the omega of Barcelona while being out of contract in less than a month.


"Good. We get along well. We sometimes write messages to each other, we communicate a lot in training. On the pitch, he's obviously a super easy player to play with. You send him a melon, he turns it into caviar! We don't have that pressure to miss a pass with him," said Griezmann.


Even though Barca failed in the league, Griezmann had an improved season, scoring 20 goals and making 12 assists in 51 games across all competitions. Compared to 19 goal involvements in 48 matches in the 2019/2020 season.


"In the game, things get better and better. This year, it was a bit complicated because we had a lot of injuries and we played in a system where everyone was not necessarily in their best position. But we are going to start a new season with new recruits, it will go better."


Asked if he'd ever been unhappy at Camp Nou as reports often stated, the 30-year-old replied positively but not in the way it was perceived.


"Yes. When you lose the league, for example, it makes me sad. At the start of the season too, because I wasn't playing, I didn't feel important. I am used to playing every game, the big matches. I found myself on the bench against Real Madrid (a 3-1 loss in October 2020). It made me mad to see my teammates warming up on the pitch while you're next to it. But these are the coach's choices and you have to accept them and do everything possible to change his mind."



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