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.
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.