Antoine Griezmann has been spotted laughing at Luis Suárez after the Uruguayan got replaced by Martin Braithwaite in the 82nd minute of the Barcelona – Espanyol game.
Suárez had scored Barça’s winning goal and seemed quite irritated by the fact that he got subbed off. He completely ignored Quique Setién while walking towards the bench, and it is quite obvious that he was not agreeing with the substitution at all.
One way of taking this footage is that this might be the reason why Suárez is kind of ‘untouchable’ at FC Barcelona even when he consecutively underperforms: he puts a lot of pressure on the coach to be on the pitch.
From another perspective, we can tell that Suárez is showing his competitiveness. This is not the first time that Suárez got frustrated about being subbed off. Similar scenes appeared under Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde – he is just a player that wants to be on the pitch, hungry for goals.
The 33-year-old scored his 195th goal for FC Barcelona, which put him 3rd place in the ‘FC Barcelona top scorers in history’ rankings, ahead of Kubala (194).