Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he felt sad at Barcelona when he discovered himself on the bench at varied factors through the 2020/21 season.
The 30-year-old made a complete of 51 appearances for the Blaugrana final season, scoring 20 targets and offering 12 assists.
“Sure [I was unhappy at Barcelona]. While you lose the title, for instance, it makes me unhappy,” Griezmann mentioned in an interview with L’Equipe.
“Additionally originally of the season, as a result of I wasn’t enjoying, I did not really feel necessary.
“I am used to enjoying every thing – the large video games – I discover myself on the bench in opposition to Actual Madrid. It is annoying to see teammates warming up on the pitch while you’re subsequent to them.
“However these are the coach’s choices and I’ve to simply accept it and do every thing I can to alter his thoughts.”
Griezmann‘s relationship with Lionel Messi has been a lot mentioned since his arrival on the Camp Nou in the summertime of 2019, however he has made clear that they take to each other.
“We perceive one another effectively. Typically we write messages to one another, we discuss loads in coaching,” he revealed.
“On the pitch, he is clearly a very simple participant to play with. By way of the play, issues are getting higher and higher.
“This 12 months was a bit bit tough as a result of we had a whole lot of accidents and we performed in a system the place not all people was essentially at their finest.”
Karim Benzema‘s return to the France squad made headlines around the globe, and the Barcelona ahead is glad that the Actual Madrid striker is at Didier Deschamps‘ disposal for Euro 2020.
“I used to be stunned, in fact, but additionally joyful,” Griezmann famous.
“It is Karim, a terrific striker, who can solely do us good. Frankly, we are able to solely be delighted to have him with us.
“We should do every thing now in order that he feels nearly as good as doable as shortly as doable, that he takes this confidence with him. He is a man we are able to play with simply and clearly he is welcome with us.”
France are the favourites to win Euro 2020, which is a tag that Griezmann is glad Les Bleus have.
“I feel so. Whether or not it is for the primary match or for this European Championship, we’re favourites,” he acknowledged.
“Then you must know keep calm, work effectively and inform your self that it will likely be a troublesome match. However for this primary match, if we present good defensive and attacking solidarity, we are able to rating a purpose in a short time.”