French World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry has gone on an all-out attack aimed at Lionel Messi, Quique Setien, and his compatriot Antoine Griezmann.
Following the latest Barcelona game and the lack of opportunity an impact regarding Antoine Griezmann his compatriot Christophe Dugarry has gone on the attack.
Griezmann’s impact at Barcelona has been largely disappointing and this has obviously resulted in a lack of opportunity too.
Barcelona was in desperate need of a winner yet Quique Setien did not see fit to introduce the 100 million Euro forward until there was merely injury time remaining
Speaking to RMC Sport Dugarry insists the cause of the problem is Messi and Griezmann’s relationship. He wants the Frenchman to stand up to the Argentine, referring to Messi in a manner that has since seen him backtrack and apologize.
Dugarry said initially:
“What is Griezmann afraid of? A kid who is 1.5 meters tall and half autistic?”
“All he has to do is show some balls at some point.”
“I’ve been saying for a year that he has a problem with Messi. He has to hit him in the face.”
“It’s true that Messi could give him more passes, but honestly I am not surprised.”
“Griezmann loses balls, doesn’t play with confidence. Griezmann should go and talk to Messi to solve the problem.”
He then took aim at Setien, adding:
“He is not a decisive coach. Setien is very nice but he doesn’t have the right credentials, he didn’t know who to change.”
“He replaced Sergio Busquets in the 85th minute to bring in Ansu Fati and launched Griezmann in the 90th.”
“I don’t think it’s anything against Griezmann, he just doesn’t know how to get this team to play.”
“He’s completely overwhelmed. I’m convinced that he has nothing against Griezmann, but rather he is just incompetent.”
Of course, Barcelona fans could not help but fight back in defense of their hero, Messi.