Face to face meeting to get messages across. A year and a half after signing for Barça, Antoine Griezmann (29) opted for an interview with Real legend Jorge Valdano, broadcast by Movistar this Monday night in Spain, to “clear things up”. After remembering his failures to integrate a training center in France, his first appearance in San Sebastián, Atlético’s adventure and World Cup victory, the French striker returned to the concrete for his relationship with Lionel Messi. By acknowledging that Argentina had lived poor the relationship of his refusal to come to Barça in 2018. And especially by confirming that he would have no more contact with his former adviser, Eric Olhats, and his uncle, who star of Argentina recently in a documentary.
“I spoke to Leo (Messi) when I arrived and he told me he was doing it… when I first refused to come, because he had made public statements and I said no, but we are now in the same team and his be with me until death, Antoine Griezmann said, according to comments reported by Sport. And that’s what I all feel nowadays. “Then former Real Sociedad and Atlético de Madrid player wanted to reassure Lionel Messi.
“I told Messi I had nothing to do with them”
“I no longer have a relationship with Eric (Olhats) since my marriage (in 2017, editor’s note), Antoine Griezmann explained. He didn’t come to the ceremony, he disappointed me a lot. He doesn’t. My representative and As no one around me speaks, or even my sister who is my representative, he gives his opinion like anyone else and that can do a lot of harm. created doubts in the locker room and in my relationship with Leo. And then my uncle, who knows nothing about football. A journalist came, stayed with him for a few hours. At first he was attentive, but then he he thought he was a friend but he (the reporter) really only wanted a sentence I told Leo I had nothing to do with them. I haven’t spoken to them for three years ( Eric Olhats) and I don’t even have my uncle’s number. “” Leo knows I have huge respect for him, added Frenchman Lionel Messi. learn from him, I see him as an example. “
Griezmann asks the press for peace
Aware that he has not yet met Barcelona’s expectations, after his transfer for 120 million euros in 2019, Antoine Griezmann “receives criticism because we do not see the best Griezmann”, but he has the feeling of being an “easy target” who would like to point out that he has already had three coaches in Barça in a year and a half (Valverde, Setien, Koeman), with different tactics, and that the Covid pandemic has not helped or more. He still “needs time”, but above all confidence and tranquility, considering himself overly criticized by journalists.
“He never stops, regrets the Frenchman in front of Jorge Valdano. There’s always something bad. If he’s not with Leo, he’s the future president, I’ll leave in January because” They want to sell me. .. There’s always something, I can’t profit, I can’t be quiet. I get up in the morning and see if there is anything. I hope after this interview, it will calm me down a bit. “” I need a little help from everyone, “added club fan Antoine Griezmann. I already have the help of my teammates and the coach. Let people be more modest with me, that journalists don’t give too many shots, that they leave a little on my own. “It probably also meant a great performance on the ground.