24 Jul Barcelona information: Antoine Griezmann tipped to adapt his recreation to assist Lionel Messi – similar to Luis Suarez did
The Frenchman could have to change his fashion after being the point of interest of Atletico’s assault however his former coach has little question he’ll show succesful
Former Actual Sociedad head coach Martin Lasarte has little question Antoine Griezmann will be capable of adapt his recreation to thrive with Lionel Messi, regardless of his years because the star man for Atletico Madrid.
Griezmann made his a lot anticipated swap from Atletico to Barcelona in July, after the Liga champions activated his €120 million (£107m/$134m) launch clause.
Doing so means Griezmann strikes from a membership the place he was the point of interest of the assault to at least one the place he’ll have to slot in beside Messi, whom he says is but to contact him after he made the transfer to Barca.
Whereas there is likely to be some doubt as to how he’ll adapt to being Messi’s provide line, his former coach Lasarte believes Griezmann is sort of succesful, likening him to Luis Suarez, who made an analogous transition when he joined Barca from Liverpool.
“I feel nice gamers can play collectively for a standard objective,” Lasarte instructed Objective. “If the frequent objective is properly outlined they’ll be capable of play collectively, for positive.
“On this facet Luis Suarez has been so sensible. There have been the identical doubts when he joined Barcelona and Luis tailored to Messi.
“I feel precisely the identical will occur now. The essential factor is to maintain egoism and individualism out for difficult for a standard objective.”
The entrance line of Messi, Griezmann and Suarez provides Barca their most star-studded assault since Neymar departed for Paris Saint-Germain in the summertime of 2017.
Comparisons have been made to that good trio however Lasarte warns will probably be essential for Barca boss Ernesto Valverde to make sure the present group have a superb rapport off the sphere in addition to on it in an effort to match their success.
“Neymar generated a hyperlink with Luis and Messi past football and you would really feel it on the pitch as properly,” Lasarte stated. “This have to be the primary objective. If the coach is ready to create a superb relationship removed from the pitch, I feel we should congratulate ourselves as a result of this will likely be historic.
“I want to see the primary Barca [match] with all three collectively.”
Griezmann made his debut for the Actual Sociedad first team throughout Lasarte’s time on the membership and his success ever since is not any shock to the Uruguayan.
He likens his drive as a teen to one thing he noticed in Suarez, who he coached at Nacional, all the time reaching for a bigger dream – to achieve the head of the game with one of many world’s greatest teams.
“He all the time had an important willpower, he all the time needed to enhance,” Lasarte stated. “Luis Suarez had this as properly.
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“I bear in mind when Antoine and me went on a stroll and he was all the time speaking about taking part in within the World Cup with France. An 18-year-old Luis Suarez used to inform me he would play for Barcelona.
“Each labored laborious, each needed to be pulled away from the coaching floor as a result of they used to remain working and bettering themselves.
“Nearly day by day Griezmann was nonetheless working once I was leaving the coaching floor to go residence.”