Griezmann finally addressed comments made by former avant and uncle, denied talk of rift with Lionel messi.
The France man former agent Eric olhats said messi held a “reign of terror” at Barca and Emmanuel Lopes claims it was “not easy” for his nephew to play alongside messi at camp nou.
Messi recently related to those comment when asked he said “the truth is I’m a little tried of always being the problem for everything at the club.”
Griezmann has now reacted to the recent happenings
“It’s time to put things in their place because I have been putting up with comments for a long while and now it’s time to say enough.’
” I’ve not had a relationship with Eric since I got married. He was invited to the wedding, but he didn’t come. I got angry and I have not seen him since.
“My agent is my sister, but she doesn’t speak. Neither do my parents. As no one speaks, Eric offers an opinion but that can do a lot of damage and create doubts about my relationship with Leo. Leo knows I have a lot of respect for him. I learn from him.
” And then my uncle, he doesn’t know how football works. A journalist comes and wants a phrase out of you. You chat for an hour and you’re careful about what you say. Then they seen like your friend but in the end, they just want to get a headline out of you.
“I told Leo I have noting to do with them. I don’t speak to them. I haven’t spoken with Eric in three years and I don’t even have my uncls phone number.”
“My parents don’t talk to Eric either, so who is going to talk to him? He can do a lot of damage, and create problems in the dressing room.”
The France international also share thought on his move to Barcelona.
“When a signed for the club I asked for forgiveness for delaying the move and saying I wouldn’t join Barcalona.”
“I told Lionel that I would give everything on the pitch for the club.
” I spoke with Leo when I arrived and he told me that when I turned down the first chance to go, he was screwed because he had asked for it publicly, but he told me he was with me and I notice it every day.
“I came to a club that head just won la liga and I had to win my place based on work.
” in fact it was difficult for me to play until December. I was always available to the coach, I learned that way and it will always do what the coach asks of me, even if I know that on a personal level what he is asking me hurts me.
“In a year and a half, I have had three coaches. That’s not easy. I needed time to adapt to my colleagues and they to me. And on that there formation change.”
Barcelona will hope to bound back as they travel to Dynamo Kyiv in the Uefa champions league today after their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid last week before hosting Osasuna on Sunday.