Barcelona Editorial

Why Antoine Griezmann’s Ideal Position At Barcelona Is on The Bench

Another game, another bad spell for Antoine Griezmann who has struggled to make an impact at Camp Nou.

Griezmann have played under three managers {Enersto Valverde, Quique Setien and Ronald Koeman} in just 2 seasons at Barcelona and yet, none of them seems to know how to bring out the best in him.

Valverde and Setien both played him in the left or right wing which turned out to be disaster as the French star struggled with form and confidence. Now, Ronald Koeman has decided to move Messi to the right and play Griezmann centrally but, sadly that hasn’t work either.

The 1-0 defeat to Getefe summed up Griezmann’s pathetic display at Camp Nou and gives the manager more reason to consider benching him rather than playing him.


Former Barcelona player Dani Alves once explained in 2009 that they’re ‘lots of world class players but, only a handful can adapt to Barcelona due to their style of play’. A rationale behind Alexis Sanchez or Zlatan Ibrahimovic failures.

Griezmann is similar to those aforementioned players, his style of play suits perfectly to Real Madrid’s counter attacking football and not Barcelona’s high octane possession based football.

He lacks that DNA to fit into the team and that is why Ronald Koeman must consider benching him and try other players.

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