Barcelona fans believe that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are purposely ignoring Antoine Griezmann since his transfer this summer.
Antoine Griezmann completed his high profile move to Barcelona in the summer transfer season. The World Cup winner was bought in to the side to add more flair to their attack. However, the forward has found it hard to adapt to life at Camp Nou.
Despite his €120million price tag, Griezmann does not appear to be a vital cog in Barcelona’s well-oiled machine. In fact, it is starting to seem like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez see the player as surplus to requirements.
Barcelona fans believe that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are purposely ignoring Antoine Griezmann
Fans of the club have begun to think that the French International is being deliberately ignored by his two teammates. Lionel Messi may have run riot against Real Valladolid, however, Griezmann’s treatment by the duo made the fans sympathise with him.
Suarez could've easily passed the ball to Greizmann and he would've easily scored. But he decided to wait and pass it to Messi and I don't blame Messi for not passing it to Griezmann because he wanted that hattrick. #VALVERDEOUT pic.twitter.com/5KhsGJ5gr9
— Asmatullah (@asmat_mo) October 30, 2019
I really feel sorry for Griezmann. Runs his guts out every game only to be ignored so often by his team mates, including Messi.
Watch this for how Griezmann must feel all the time pic.twitter.com/ia8kb5fFV6
— Quality gets my money (@Vgamesandsports) October 30, 2019
The French international looks visibly frustrated by his lack of involvement in the play. He has already scored 6 times in 14 appearances. Not bad for a player still settling in. However, it seems that Barcelona do not see him as the answer to their problems.
Griezmann has admitted in interviews that he and Messi do not talk a lot. That is concerning, considering that they play together in the front line. Communication and understanding are important to operate as a front three.
Antoine Griezmann complained to Nélson Semedo about not receiving a pass during the final phase of the game yesterday. He went to the dressing room shortly after the final whistle without greeting the fans. [esporte interativo]
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) October 30, 2019
Unless the plan here is to freeze him out and eventually drive him away. In fact, Griezmann is now becoming increasingly frustrated by the day. There were claims that after complaining to Nélson Semedo about not receiving a pass near the end of the game, Griezmann then headed straight down the tunnel at full-time without acknowledging the fans.
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