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Griezmann feels ‘great to have someone like Depay’ at Barcelona

Sun 22 August 2021 | 8:24

Athletic and Barcelona are forced to share the spoils in Bilbao after a keenly-contested encounter.

Inigo Martinez took the lead for Athletic in the 50th-minute before Depay smashed home the equalizer 25 minutes later with an assist from Sergi Roberto.

 

“Memphis is a great player, it’s great to have someone like that up top”, Griezmann told of his teammate, Depay, after the match.

“However, overall we did not play a good game, it was difficult for from the beginning.

“They pressed very well, and these are things we have to improve, but it is a point and we did not play a good game.

“The season has just begun, and we know each game will be difficult, and we will have to suffer until the end of the season.”

Memphis Depay, who represented the Netherlands at Euro 2020, 

joined Barcelona as a free agent after reaching the end of his contract at Lyon

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Talking about the Bilbao frustration, 

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman told his post-match conference

: “I don’t like to always talk about it, but we are talking about the best player in the world. The opposition is more afraid when Messi is there.

The Dutchman added: “If you give Leo a pass, he usually doesn’t lose the ball. You can tell he is not here. We know that but it can’t be changed.”

Barcelona will rest for a week before their 

next league match against Getafe

 on August 29.


source: SportMob

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