Lionel Messi's influence at Barcelona labelled 'a regime of terror' by Griezmann's ex-adviser

Lionel Messi's influence at Barcelona labelled 'a regime of terror' by Griezmann's ex-adviser

- Lionel Messi is arguable the most powerful player at FC Barca now

- The 33-year-old makes input in major decisions at Camp Nou according to reports

- Griezmann's former advisor Olhats has now labelled his influence as 'a regime of terror'

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Lionel Messi's influence at FC Barcelona has been described as 'a regime of terror' by former Antonine Griezmann's former advisor Eric Olhats.

The Frenchman switched to the Nou Camp from rivals Atletico Madrid in 2019 in a deal valued around £107 million.

Olhats said the 29-year-old was treated with disdain on his arrival at the Catalan club due to the presence of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

He also claimed that Messi's quest to leave in the summer was a no brainer, insisting that it was one of his plots to exercise his power over the club. Olhats was quoted by Daily Mail speaking to French Football:

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"Antoine arrived in a struggling club where Messi has a view on everything.
"He's at the same time emperor and monarch, and he didn't see Antoine's arrival with a good eye. His attitude has been deplorable, he made him feel that.
"I've always heard Antoine say there's no problem with Messi, but never the other way around. It is the regime of terror. Either you are with him or you are against him."

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Lionel Messi's influence at Barcelona labelled 'a regime of terror', says ex-Griezmann's adviser

Lionel Messi and Griezmann during their Champions League triumph over Dynamo Kyiv. Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport.
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Griezmann has scored twice and assisted one other goal in eight Spanish League games so far this campaign.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.

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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.

Legit also reported that Antoine Griezmann is planning to leave Catalan club Barcelona as he is said to be unhappy with team captain Lionel Messi.

The 29-year-old who is finding life difficult at the club joined the Spanish giants from rivals Atletico Madrid in July 2019 for a staggering transfer fee of €120 million.

He was out of favour under former team managers Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien, and, despite that new boss Ronald Koeman promised to help him improve, he continues to struggle.

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