Antoine Griezmann blasts Barcelona teammates for disappointing Champions League defeat to Juventus

Antoine Griezmann blasts Barcelona teammates for disappointing Champions League defeat to Juventus

- Antoine Griezmann expresses displeasure towards Barcelona colleagues after Juventus' 3-0 defeat

- Two goals from Ronaldo and one from McKennie powered them to the top of the Champions League table

- The Frenchman says their attitude towards the game was negative

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Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has blamed his teammates for their 3-0 defeat to Juventus at Camp Nou.

Cristiano Ronaldo announced his return to the stadium for the first time in over two years with a brace while Weston McKennie completed their victory over the Catalans.

The victory propelled the Allianz Stadium team to the top of the table with 15 points but ranks above Barca on goals difference.

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And the Frenchman felt displeased with his colleagues after the game, saying their defeat boils down to their attitude towards the game. He added that their desire to achieve a result in the game was questionable.

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Antoine Griezmann Blasts Barcelona teammates for disappointing Champions League defeat to Juventus
Antoine Griezmann tackled by Juventus' star Danilo during their Champions League game at Camp Nou. Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC.
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"We were not there in the first half. It was an attitude problem. We had no desire to run, no desire to work or attack. The image is very ugly."

The 29-year-old attacker was later asked if he was blaming the players for the defeat and he went ahead to say:

"If it's not the players' fault whose fault can it be? We play the game. This is a real blow to wake us up."

Meanwhile, Marc Andre ter Stegen also admitted that the team should take responsibility for the defeat as reported by Daily Mail.

"We made mistakes that we cannot keep repeating. There are two things: there are individual errors, and then there is the way you defend.
"We can't play in a way which means we concede chances and we have to work on it. We are working hard to change it. We have to start games better."

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The German goalkeeper also plays down the consequences of their relinquishing the top spot to the Italian club after saying:

"It's never an easy game in the last-16 whether you finish top or second."

Dutchman Ronald Koeman said they failed to show up in the first half-hour of the meeting, adding that they feared losing but did exactly the same thing.

"A big part of the defeat was the first 30 minutes. We started with fear and no aggression. We started trying not to lose instead of trying to control the game. Then we improved but we lost the game in the first half-hour."

Barcelona welcome Levante to the Camp Nou this weekend with the hope of bouncing back to winning ways in the end. earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Juventus' Champions League triumph over Barcelona at Camp Nou earlier this week.

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The victory propelled the Italian club to the summit of the Group G table with 15 points - the same points as the Catalans.

Both of them had sealed their progress to the next round heading to the game. They, however, had their pride to protect as well as the leadership of the group.

And the Turin based club was able to tick both boxes as they ended up at the top of the table and also left the Nou Camp scoring three un-replied goals, with Ronaldo on the scores sheet twice.

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