Having signed for Barcelona for £107m during the summer, you would have perhaps expected Antoine Griezmann to feature in his strongest position for the Spanish champions this season.
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However, the former Atletico Madrid frontman has been used as more of a left-winger by manager Ernesto Valverde so far.
Griezmann has only played three games in his preferred centre-forward position, but scored twice and assisted twice in those three appearances – a telling sign of his effectiveness up front (via Transfermarkt).
Now, with the recent injury to striker Luis Suarez, it is likely that the France international will get more of a chance to shine as the central striker between both Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele on either flank.
Barca fans are clearly excited about the prospect of Griezmann playing in a more central position this evening, when Slavia Prague visit the Camp Nou in the Champions League.
Check out the reactions from supporters to the 28-year-old’s latest Tweet:
Hattrick incoming? 👀 pic.twitter.com/ALt3Lnzyp9
— Griezmann Chief (@Griezmannility) November 4, 2019
you’re perfect ok? don’t forget that
— heloisa é finalista (@ruelcrf) November 4, 2019
Masterclass tomorrow por favor
— Joe (@Messidemic_) November 4, 2019
— FRANCM🇮🇨 (@FranGomero_) November 4, 2019
Tomorrow is the day! Its MGD now 😍
— Amit Ojha (@tav_naam_kim) November 4, 2019
HAT TRICK TOMORROW
— laura (@blaugrna_) November 4, 2019
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