Philippe Montanier has spoken about Griezmann again. His ex-manager at Real Sociedad has stressed that the thing with the French striker “is not an ego problem” and blamed the crisis Barcelona are experiencing.
Griezmann is experiencing one of the most delicate moments of his career. With his performance questioned, at Barcelona it seems that youngsters Ansu Fati, with a long-term injury, and Pedri left him playing second fiddle. The Frenchman is still in the doldrums.
His performance is of analysis. The French manager Montanier has done so, who is very fond of him, as he has demonstrated in some statements.
“Everyone loves Antoine. Besides all his talent, because he is very persistent, he works hard, he always puts himself at the service of the team. He doesn’t have and hasn’t had any ego problems. We have seen it with France. When Kylian Mbappé arrived, he immediately opened the way”, he explained.
Montanier believes that this is due more to a problem because of the time he arrived at Barca. “He has had the misfortune of falling into a bad moment, at a Barcelona in crisis that sails according to the spirit of Messi, who decides at all levels in the club. Sometimes one beautiful flower suffocates another…”, the ex-Sociedad manager indicated.
He does not believe that this is due to a problem of “coexistence” with Messi. According to Montanier, what Griezmann needs is to regain his smile. In short, to have fun: “Griezmann needs to play and joke in order to develop his full potential. It is not the impression he gives…”