FilGoal | News | Platini: Griezmann needs a forward like Messi and Ronaldo to work with as he grows older


Former UEFA president Michel Platini said Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann, like his teammate Lionel Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, needed a striker to take part in front of him.

“I think that Griezmann needs Giro, Diego Costa or a striker in front of him,” Platini said, according to the Spanish newspaper “Sport”.

“Just as it happened with Messi and Ronaldo when they got old, I think Mbappe and Neymar are doing it right,” he added.

“Mbappe has everything to become the best player in the world, and he will contribute a lot to the French national team,” he continued.

“Mbappe has an incredible quality, then the most important thing is that he is developing. If he succeeds, he will undoubtedly be the best in the world.”

Griezmann, 28, joined Barcelona from Atletico de Madrid in the summer of 2019 with a sum of 120 million euros.

During the current season, Griezmann participated in 3 matches, during which he did not score any goals. In total, he played for Barcelona in 51 matches in all competitions, during which he scored 15 goals and scored 4 others.

What happened?

France coach Didier Deschamps spoke about Griezmann and criticized his new position in Barcelona and also indicated that the player feels sad.

“I do not interfere in the affairs of the players with their clubs, Griezmann is currently playing on the right, he has to adapt now. For me, he is more effective when he plays in the heart of the field, when he touches the ball a lot, he has the ability to help the midfielders,” Deschamps said.

He continued, “He cannot take the ball and dodge the opponents in the hall like others. He needs to touch the ball a lot, and he is a player who moves smartly. Griezmann never complains, but the most appropriate position for the player must be chosen.”

Griezmann, 29, participated as a right-winger in 3 matches this season with Barcelona, ​​he did not score or send a decisive pass in two wins and a draw.


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