Griezmann insists on his good relationship with his teammate, Lionel Messi.
In the last two years and sinceAntoine Griezmann
, there have been many rumors about a dispute between the France international andLionel Messi
Both Griezmann’s uncle and former agent hit out on Messi for his behavior towards the Frenchman a few months ago, however, Griezmann himself denies any rift in his relationship with the Argentine superstar.
In an interview withL'Equipe
, Griezmann said:
"Our relationship is good. We get along well. We sometimes write messages to each other, we communicate a lot in training.
"On the pitch, he's obviously a super easy player to play with. You send him a melon, he turns it into caviar! We don't have that pressure to miss a pass with him.
"In the game, things get better and better. This year, it was a bit complicated because we had a lot of injuries and we played in a system where everyone was not necessarily in their best position. But we are going to start a new season with new recruits, it will go better."
Asked if he’s had hard times since joining the Blaugrana, the 30-year-old replied:
"Yes. When you lose the league, for example, it makes me sad.
"At the start of the season too, because I wasn't playing, I didn't feel important. I am used to playing every game, the big matches.
"I found myself on the bench against Real Madrid. It made me mad to see my team-mates warming up on the pitch while you're next to it.
"But these are the coach's choices and you have to accept them and do everything possible to change his mind."