“I Don’t Know How To Dribble” - Reveals Antoine Griezmann During Rocky Start At Barcelona
By Mike Parrott
Barcelona and France star, Antoine Griezmann, revealed that he doesn't know how to properly dribble. The Frenchman has struggled at Barcelona since his £107 Million move.
Speaking at a Puma event in Spain, the French star answered that he doesn't know how to properly dribble, however he claims that the strengths in his game lie elsewhere.
Griezmann joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in Summer, after the Catalans paid his £107 Million Release Clause. Since his arrival, the World Cup Winner has only scored four goals in 15 games and hasn't shown the ability he had at Atletico.
At the Puma event in Spain, Griezmann believes he'd rather only take one or two touches before shooting, rather than dribbling:
"I don't know how to dribble, I like to take one or two touches, at pace...I like that the ball comes out cleanly and to shoot at goal."
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Is Antoine Griezmann living in Lionel Messi's shadow?- Football Whispers (@FB_WHISPERS) November 13, 2019
The Frenchman's impact seems to have waned since the Argentine made his first LaLiga start of the season :eyes:#FCBarcelona #Barça#Griezmann #Messi pic.twitter.com/NsNB4Rae9T
Many Barcelona fans initially questioned Griezmann's ability to fit next to Suarez and Messi when he was signed in Summer, and those thoughts have become fact through the first couple months of the Season.
The Frenchman has only scored twice since August and seems to have become a lot more passive since the return of Lionel Messi.
With the trio of Suarez, Messi, and Griezmann all doing their best work operating centrally, the players haven't accommodated well for Griezmann's skillset.
Barcelona and Griezmann's next game comes away against Leganes on Saturday, 23rd of November at 12pm.