Antoine Griezmann’s family has caused a lot of havoc in the Barcelona environment recently. A few tweets from his brother here or his uncle spreading some misinformation about Lionel Messi have angered the club massively.
The recent mediatic outings from the Frenchman’s side have been chaotic. Yesterday, some fans waited for Griezmann outside the training ground to hoard his car. The raging fans kept repeating “A Messi, se le respeta” (You have to respect Messi). The Argentine legend said that he is tired with being the source of every issue at Camp Nou.
These claims from the World Cup winner’s family have created a polluted atmosphere at Camp Nou. Journalists are forced to write about the relationship between the two forwards every day, for example. If Griezmann does not control his family, the club’s main worry, Barça will have to take actions. They will have to urge the forward to keep his family members out of the mess they have created.
The French striker is already on thin ice at Camp Nou as his first year has been nothing close to his past self. He has to rectify it and his family creating problems is the last thing he needs.
Papers: Messi pays homage to Maradona in clash against Osasuna
Barcelona have finally returned to winning ways with a complete dismantling of Osasuna the other night. The 4-0 scoreline tells the whole story really but it was Lionel Messi who once again stole the show with his magic.
Needless to say, the papers this morning are all about the little genius and his special homage to the late Diego Armando Maradona. SPORT say it was an emotional tribute from one D10S to another.
The Argentine scored an incredible goal and then revealed an old Newell’s Old Boys shirt underneath his Azulgrana colours which also bore the no.10 on the back. That’s the same number Maradona used to wear back in the day.
Apart from that, Antoine Griezmann also had a great night as he scored by far the best goal of the game and most likely the 2020/21 season as a whole as well. This incredible volley is bound to restore at least some of the Frenchman’s lacking confidence.
Mundo Deportivo are saying the same things with their cover, ‘Amen‘.
The outlet talks about Messi’s homage to Maradona but also mentions the goalscorers, Martin Braithwaite, Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho. However, not all is perfect and there were a couple of things that may put a stain on an otherwise perfect night.
Clément Lenglet had to be replaced following an injury and that leaves Barcelona with no senior centre-backs available anymore should the injury be serious.
Time for Frenkie de Jong in the backline next to some youngsters? It would definitely seem so.