Everything changed this summer at Barça with Ronald Koeman, nothing has changed on the pitch. Particularly harmless in the game with an attack line with a very French accent, the Catalan club only attempted seven strikes against Getafe (0-1). A misery. Ousmane Dembélé and especially Antoine Griezmann did not weigh on the front of the attack. The latter, which was very disappointing, was the subject of sharp criticism from the Spanish press.
Catalan newspapers posted Antoine Griezmann alone in the front page of their edition of the day, isolated, as if he bore full responsibility for this defeat against Getafe. The French international, who claimed a place on the ground during the international break, pays a posteriori his statements at a high price. His position on the pitch cannot explain everything. The coaches have changed, Luis Suarez, who could have overshadowed him, left, but nothing worked, as if marriage was impossible.
A dream more and more distant
“His match at Getafe is a photograph of his stay at Barça. Blurry, insignificant and even worse, with damaging failures. His credit is running out,” pings AS, the daily newspaper of Madrid. “If Depay had arrived … Griezmann would perhaps be on the Barça bench”, even dares the Spanish newspaper. This could happen next winter. In the meantime, Mundo Deportivo can only see the obvious: “Griezmann and Dembélé do not find their place at Barça”.
Antoine Griezmann had a golden opportunity to unblock the situation shortly before the half hour mark. The Frenchman found himself alone in front of the opposing goalkeeper, but he completely missed the finish. “You cannot judge a player solely through an opportunity that he does not send to the back of the net but Griezmann’s opportunities are running out and his dream of succeeding at Barça seems more and more distant,” Sport analysis. a bit fatalistic. This umpteenth performance against the French – As speaks of an “unacceptable” match – may have sounded the death knell for his hopes of reconquest.