BARCELONA – Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admitted that he was not satisfied with Antoine Griezmann’s performance when his team hosted Sevilla in the 2020-2021 Spanish League continued match. This is the second time in a row that Koeman has drawn Griezmann as the first substitute.
Previously, Griezmann became the first player to be replaced when Barcelona faced Celta Vigo. At that time, Griezmann was withdrawn at the end of the first half after Barcelona had to lose one player due to Clement Lenglet’s red card.
Koeman also reasoned that Griezmann’s withdrawal in the match was due to a strategic problem that he had to play with 10 players. Even Griezmann was replaced with a defender, Ronald Araujo.
However, Koeman emphasized that Griezmann’s withdrawal at that time was due to strategic issues. However, for the match against Sevilla at Camp Nou on Monday (5/10/2020) earlier this morning, Koeman considered that Griezmann failed to show a major contribution.
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The Dutch passport coach revealed that Griezmann failed to score after getting two golden opportunities in front of goal. Because of this, Koeman then pulled Griezmann in the 61st minute and replaced him with Trincao.
“The change the other day (time against Celta Vigo) was tactical,” said Koeman, quoting from Marca, Monday (5/10/2020).