Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national team.
Griezmann’s move from Atletico Madrid to Barca in July 2019 has been far from the success that fans, and the player, would have been hoping for. He moved to Barcelona on mega £107.6 Million transfer from Atletico Madrid.
Much of the French player’s problems have been blamed on Messi, especially by those around the former Atletico star.
Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Speaking recently on Spanish television Griezmann uncle Emmanuel Lopes said, “[Griezmann] was convinced that he wasn’t going to be successful within the first six months, but what I didn’t expect was that it would last an entire year…
“…Basically, [Messi] doesn’t work hard enough at Barca and the training sessions are structured in order to please certain people, which is fine if you don’t want to work [as hard].”
Messi fans haven’t taken that criticism well and several waited for the former Real Sociedad forward outside of the Barca training ground to approach him, demanding he show more respect for the six time Ballon d’Or winner.