Griezmann’s problem is not ego or Messi, says Montanier

Mon 16 November 2020 | 12:52

Former Real Sociedad manager believes that the French star needs to enjoy football again.

Since his transfer from

Atletico Madrid




Antoine Griezmann

has not been able to regain his full potential in the field and many believe that one of the reasons for his problems at Camp Nou is his bad relationship with Lionel Messi. Philippe Montanier who has worked with Griezmann back in

Real Sociedad

believes that Messi can influence Barcelona players but all Griezmann needs is to start enjoying football again and play with a smile on his face.

“Everyone loves Antoine,

“Apart from his immense talent, he's a real fighter, he works hard, he always puts himself at the team's service.

“He has never had any ego problems as long as I've known him and I don't think he ever will.

“We've seen what he is like with France. When Kylian Mbappé came onto the scene, he immediately stepped to one side to give him a chance to break into the side.

“He's had the misfortune to slip into a difficult moment, at a Barcelona which is in the middle of a crisis and dependent on the moods of Messi, which affects every level of the club.

“Sometimes a beautiful flower asphyxiates another.

“Griezmann needs to enjoy his football, play and joke to get the most out of his potential. But that's not the impression you get watching him at the moment.

source: SportMob