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Papers: Koeman responded to Griezmann – ‘I’m in charge’

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Antine Griezmann was vocal to show his discontent with Ronald Koeman’s plans which involve him playing on the right side. The Frenchman, in a very subtle manner pointed out, that he thrives while playing for his country because the coach knows where to use him. To this, Koeman has responded saying that he knows what is best for the team.

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And of course, that is all the papers are focusing on today. SPORT simply went with the title “‘m in charge here”‘, highlighting the coach’s statement.

They also emphasise how the gaffer asked the players to give their all and leave the decision-making to him. Barcelona face a tough challenge of four games in just 11 days this month. For that reason, everyone will have to contribute.

Mundo Deportivo are on the same page. They also say that Koeman has responded to Griezmann with a fiery message, settling the debate.

The French star still believes he’s being played out of position and that’s hurting his performances. However, it seems he might have to make sacrifices for the better of the team.

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Tonight, the Catalans will visit Getafe with the Champions League knocking on their doors and El Clásico just around the corner.

How will Griezmann respond to this on the pitch? We’ll have to wait and see.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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Ronaldo to miss Barcelona clash after testing positive for COVID-19 again

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As per a report published by Correio da Manhā and relayed by Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Coronavirus for the second time and as a result, will miss the clash against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

Ronaldo had tested for the virus earlier this month during the International break in the build-up to the game against Sweden but had enough time to complete isolation and return in time to face Barcelona as part of the second matchday of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

Juventus have already taken on the field twice in the absence of the 35-year-old, drawing the game 1-1 against Crotone, while registering a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kiev for their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

However, the report states that the viral load shows very fewer values, and Juventus will use this as a plea to send to UEFA, in an attempt to allow a test 48 hours before the game. The game, while a clash of two European supergiants, will a lose a lot of glimmer in the absence of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. It would have been the first time that Lionel Messi and Ronaldo came across each other since May 2018.

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