Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona star urged to leave Catalan club before it's late

Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona star urged to leave Catalan club before it's late

- Antoine Griezmann has not impressed this season under Ronald Koeman

- He was brought in as a substitute in the latest edition of the El Clasico playing nine minutes

- France legend Lizarazu has urged the player to leave Barcelona now

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Antoine Griezmann has been urged to dump Spanish club Barcelona as France legend Bixente Lizarazu tells the player to leave now before it is too late.

The forward has not been impressive under manager Ronald Koeman and was brought on for just nine minutes in the El Clasico when Barcelona lost 3-1 at home to Real Madrid.

Griezmann is currently struggling at the club and is yet to score or assist a goal for the Catalans this season.

His compatriot Lizarazu has urged the player to consider ending his reign at the club before it is too late. He said to Telefoot and cited in Soccer Laduma:

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"Griezmann is great. He's a very, very good player and he's fantastic for France. But he isn't at all for Barcelona. This is a real problem.
"He went to Barcelona with a dream of playing with Lionel Messi, but unfortunately there is no technical relationship between the two.
"He cannot find his position, he can no longer player football with Barca. It's a crisis of confidence.
"At some point, it is better to cut off your hand than your arm. Do not hesitate to leave when you cannot find your place.
"It's been 18 months, not just two... the situation is really critical."
Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona star urged to leave Catalan club before it is too late

Antoine Griezmann has not impressed at Barcelona this season. Photo: Xavier Bonilla
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The 29-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the club with wonderkid Ansu Fati reaching the limelight and stealing all the shine as he also recently became the youngest El Clasico goalscorer in the 21st century.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi fired blanks during Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Catalan giants Barcelona.

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Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the Los Blancos in 2018, Messi is yet to find the back of the net against their arch-rivals with his last goal dating as far back as their 2-2 home draw during the 2017/2018 La Liga clash.

Messi has just managed one league goal this season and has failed to either score or provide an assist in his last four matches, for the first time since 2014.

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