Griezmann’s future at Barcelona is bleak
Griezmann is having a hard time right now with Barcelona, and his performances for France have done little to ease the pressure on him.
He scored a goal each in games against Ukraine and Croatia. The goal against Ukraine counts for little as they were dominating the game already.
What really is the problem with Griezmann?
There have been a lot of excuses made for his poor performances as Griezmann was a key player at Atletico.
He has failed to deliver since he moved to Barcelona, and with the club running out of ideas on how to use him, his future at the club is bleak.
The Frenchman is not a natural fit for the way Barcelona plays, and if he’s going to fit in… it’ll be in Messi’s role.
Griezmann’s gameplay is more similar to Messi’s minus the playmaking and ‘out of this world’s footballing brains’ that Messi has.
Griezmann needs a striker to play off of, either as a second striker or in a false 9 role. That position is currently being occupied by Messi, and no one comes close to the Football King.
Griezmann wants to make late runs into the box, he wants to be picked out by his teammates when he’s making a run, he wants his teammates to know his movements and work the ball to him.
This would take time to happen, which means his output for the club might take a while to improve beyond what it is right now.
When Koeman eventually tries Griezmann in the number 9 role, it is most likely he’ll perform so averagely. He would also find it difficult to escape the shadow of his mega 120 million transfer fee.
Griezmann has 4 years left on his contract and is on a huge salary so the club would try to make it work, but if they can get up to 60 million (I highly doubt that) after this season… they should sell him and cut their losses.