November 19, 2020

Koeman reacts to Griezmann demands to use number 10 role for Barcelona.

Koeman reacts to Griezmann demands to use number 10 role for Barcelona.

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The Blaugrana coach has said that the France international should take advantage of the function he has actually been given.

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman has actually informed Antoine Griezmann that he will continue to be used the right side of the pitch and it is up to the World Cup winner to show that he validates his selection.

Throughout the international break, France employer Didier Deschamps revealed that Griezmann was dissatisfied with the role he was being asked to play at Camp Nou, which sees him released in a broader location than he favours.

Griezmann then spoke after playing an essential role in France’s 2-1 win over Croatia, applauding Deschamps for understanding “exactly where to put” him.

Koeman, however, has actually doubled down on his choice and has told the former Atletico Madrid star that he must discover his finest level.

” Everybody can state whatever he desires,” Koeman said. “I talked to Antoine the other day due to the fact that I wished to, not because of what he stated.

” I informed him I desire the very best for the team and I know he can use the ideal side and other positions.

It’s up to each player to find his own best efficiency.

” He is already doing all he can do: he strives, has an exceptional discipline and now he should be luckier with his final touch. Versus Sevilla there were a couple of times in which he could have done better.

” Concerning his positioning, I keep in mind when I was Netherlands coach, we bet France and he was using the ideal side. It’s the coach who makes the orders.”

Koeman included that he has not taken the circumstance personally.

” I don’t have any problems with Antoine, I just search for the very best for the team and the club,” he stated. “My job is to draw out the very best efficiency of each player but I can only choose 11.

” I won’t ask a player to play a role far from what he is utilized to, and I’m refraining from doing it with Griezmann due to the fact that he can play on the right.

I understand that possibly there are positions he chooses, however we can’t have fun with 2 players in the role of the 10.”

On the other hand, the Dutchman states that goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is unlikely to be fit to play in El Clasico, which is slated for October 24.

He has actually been working on the pitch given that Monday and he is going well however I don’t believe he will be ready for the Clasico,” he said. “I believe it’s going to be too early for him. We shouldn’t hurry him back due to the fact that we’re happy with Neto.

” I hope Marc could be with us soon, but it most likely won’t be next week.”

Prior to then, Barcelona travel to Getafe on Saturday before hosting Ferencvaros in the Champions League on Tuesday.