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Barcelona: Fans discuss Antoine Griezmann and his impact at the Camp Nou

Barcelona: Fans discuss Antoine Griezmann and his impact at the Camp Nou

Arriving at one of the world’s biggest club for such a vast amount of money, your performances are always going to be placed under a microscope – it’s just how it goes in football.

For Antoine Griezmann, the French winger who joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in the summer for £107m, this is exactly what is currently happening.

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His career in Catalonia has, thus far, been far from straight forward. Such a huge price-tag brings with it huge expectation, but with the 28-year-old only scoring four goals in his first 14 appearances for the club, on paper it looks as though he is struggling a little.

Football is not a game played on paper, though, and there are many factors all contributing to the 2018 World Cup winner’s goal return, mainly the fact that he is being deployed as a winger (11 games) more than a centre-forward (3 games)

Indeed, Tuesday night’s goalless draw against Slavia Prague saw Griezmann once again deployed on the left-hand side of midfield as opposed to up-front, even though usual front man Luis Suarez was ruled out through injury.

Messi was instead trusted to spearhead Barca’s attack, with Griezmann shunned out wide in a somewhat baffling line-up constructed by manager Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona fans have been voicing their opinions on Griezmann’s effectiveness for the club since he joined from Atletico earlier this year; here’s what some had to say about the Frenchman on Twitter, with some quick to compare his situation to that of Philippe Coutinho’s before his loan move to Bayern Munich:

Barca fans, what do you make of Griezmann? Let us know by commenting below..

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