Meeting between Griezmann and Barca: he will not leave
Antoine Griezmann being benched against Atletico Madrid and the humilliating substitution at the back end of the match against his former club saw tension rise between the Frenchman and the coach. That has led to many rumours, but 'Le Parisien' says that things will not get out of hand.
The French media outlet spoke about the fact his sister and agent will be in Barcelona to hold a meeting with the Barca bigwigs. That said, big decisions will not be made.
Despite the tension, both parties are convinced that Griezmann will stay at the club.
There was doubt over whether the Frenchman could be involved in a deal like that the return of Neymar or the signing of Lautaro, but that was far from the case.
The intention of the agent is talk about Griezmann's place in the squad. He is without doubt going through one of his worst moments at the club since moving to the Camp Nou last summer.
In addition, 'Le Parisien' also revealed a conversation between Quique Setien and Griezmann in which the coach told him that he was going to play less. What was not expected in any case was that that would be against Atletico Madrid, a very special match for him.
Griezmann's performance have not been good enough for the coach and he is even behind Braithwaite and Ansu Fati in the pecking order. The board are not happy with this as they still have faith in him. The tension will remain over the coming weeks.