Antoine Griezmann has hinted at displeasure along with his function at Barcelona underneath Ronald Koeman however the brand new head coach won’t collapse.
Throughout the worldwide break France boss Didier Deschamps questioned Koeman’s resolution to deploy Griezmann on the suitable wing of a 4-2-3-1 throughout Barca’s first three LaLiga video games of 2020-21.
The 29-year-old has registered only one shot on course for the membership this season and is but to create a single likelihood for a team-mate.
After enjoying behind a entrance two of Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe in France’s 2-1 win over Croatia on Wednesday, Griezmann informed TF1: “The coach is aware of the place to place me.”
Koeman informed reporters at a information convention to preview Saturday’s assembly with Getafe that Griezmann should give attention to producing his finest show wherever he’s used.
“Everybody has the suitable to say what they need. I spoke to him yesterday, however not due to what he stated. We talked about his place and his efficiency,” stated Koeman on Friday.
“I search what’s finest for the staff, and if I feel that he is higher on the suitable wing with extra freedom, that is it.
“He may also play as a quantity 10 or a 9, however ultimately I resolve for the great of the staff and each participant should give their most efficiency for the staff.”
Requested how Griezmann can enhance, Koeman stated: “He’s doing all he can, which is to work laborious, to be disciplined and have some luck. There have been 4 or 5 assaults wherein he needed to do higher.
“After I was Netherlands coach and we performed France, he performed on the suitable. No additional dialogue is required on this matter. The coach is in cost and should get essentially the most out of the gamers.
“I’ve no drawback with Antoine. I by no means play anybody ready they cannot play. If there’s one other place that you simply like, nicely, we can’t play with 10 gamers within the quantity 10 place.”
With a Champions League recreation in opposition to Ferencvaros and the primary Clasico of the season in opposition to LaLiga champions Actual Madrid to return subsequent week, Koeman doesn’t intend to make use of the Getafe recreation to relaxation Lionel Messi.
Messi performed 180 minutes – together with 90 at an altitude of three,650 metres in La Paz – as Argentina started their 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign with wins over Ecuador and Bolivia.
“It at all times will depend on the participant. I ask how they’re, if they’re drained. This afternoon we now have our final coaching session and we’ll resolve the staff for tomorrow,” stated Koeman.
“He’s a participant who if he doesn’t play is extra drained. He is a winner who at all times desires to play, however I need to speak with him and the others and see how they’re bodily.
“He has been enjoying a really tight schedule for a few years. If there’s a medical subject or fatigue it’s completely different, however he’s able to enjoying the following vital video games that lie forward.”
First-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is but to function this season after present process surgical procedure on his knee and was reportedly aiming to return in time for El Clasico.
Nevertheless, Koeman doesn’t count on Ter Stegen to be prepared for the assembly with Madrid.
“Since Tuesday, he has been coaching on the pitches and all the things goes nicely for now,” stated Koeman.
“I do not suppose he’ll be prepared for the Clasico. There isn’t any must set a date. He is a superb goalkeeper however we’re calm. We’re pleased with Neto’s work.”
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