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  • Updated: Oct 17, 2020

'The Coach Is In Charge' - Barca Coach Digs At Griezmann

'The Coach Is In Charge' - Barca Coach Digs At Griezmann

Barcelona's head coach, Ronald Koeman has replied to Griezmann's statement during the International break about his usage out of position after the 29-year old scored for France in the UEFA Nations League.

AllNews understands that Antoine Griezmann appeared to take a swipe at his Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman when he said that France manager Didier Deschamps 'knows where to play me'.

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This statement was not left unanswered when the former Dutch Boss said in a pre-match conference before the resumption of the Spanish La Liga that the "the Coach is in charge".

The Dutchman spoke extensively about Griezmann when he said, "I spoke with Antoine on Thursday and I told him that I'm looking out for the best for the team, and I think he's best on the right for us."

He added, "I have no problem with him, I can only play one No.9, one No. 10, one No. 7, etc. Griezmann can play wide coming inside on his left foot if he has another position that he likes more, that is how it is, but we can not have 10 players in the No. 10 role.

I decide based on what is best for the team, the coach is in charge and the players must be at their best when they play".

This could all be strange to Griezmann who was promised by Ronald Koeman on the appointment that he would be used in his favourite position.

The difference then and now is that Messi was on the verge of leaving Barcelona, which could be why the 57-year old promised him the No. 10 role.

But with Messi staying, Griezmann will have to play on the left and as the coach said "be at his best".

Barcelona faces Getafe in La Liga on Saturday and later on Wednesday play Ferencvarosi TC in the UEFA Champions League.



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