Jorginho’s double-footed tackle on Antoine Griezmann has left the Frenchman in pain.
Antoine Griezmann made his Barcelona debut while taking on Chelsea in a friendly game, but it did not go up to the plan in the first half. The Frenchman was forced to receive treatment in the sidelines, courtesy to double-footed tackle from Jorginho.
When both the players were running for a 50-50 challenge, Chelsea midfielder laid his foot on his opponent. This altered the doctors who ran to the pitch assisting the new signing.
Even though Griezmann was the favourite to win the battle, Jorginho was not prepared to relax for a second. While going for the ball, the Italian left his foot on Griezmann’s legs. This interrupted the game before doctors consulted him.
Watch the video of Antoine Griezmann getting injured during his first game with Barcelona.
Antonio Griezmann got lucky as he survived this horrible tackle..🙄
— Football Spotekx (@spotekx) July 23, 2019
Jorginho’s nasty lunge on Griezmann was the talk of the first half. Here’s some reaction from Twitter:
That Jorginho tackle on Griezmann is fucking awful.
Pre-season is laid back, but we still need to be giving out cards for tackles. No problem with no yellows for things like shirt pulls, but tackles need sanctioning. That’s a red card challenge.
— Liam🇲🇹 (@LiamJM10TV) July 23, 2019
Griezmann bossing it after Jorginho tried to kill him, looks good for barca #footballindex
— Footballindexherts (@Footballindexh1) July 23, 2019
— Abd’Raheem Bamidele (@Kingkuranga) July 23, 2019
— Jack Tarrant (@TarrantJack) July 23, 2019
— College-educated, Coastal Liberal Elite (@NaderHussein10) July 23, 2019
Tammy Abraham’s only goal is the separation point in the half time.