The French Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona forward, admitted this Wednesday that the Catalans have « really wanted » to face next Friday’s game against Bayern Munich (Champions quarterfinals) and assured that they have « all the tools » to win the competition.
In an interview on Barça TV, the forward commented that Quique Setién’s team has worked « well tactically » the game: « It will be difficult, but we have confidence. » He indicated that in recent weeks, playing has been difficult because « the heat is physically tiring » and also due to the accumulation of games.
« The most difficult thing is to play without our people, with the stadium empty, not having their support, but we see their messages on social networks. »
Griezmann said that by playing on neutral ground, these types of matches are more similar to those played in international competitions between teams. « But you have to be prepared anyway. I think it’s going to be a beautiful game and we have to do everything to win. They are unique games and we have three left to win the Champions League. The road is going to be difficult, but we have all the tools to achieve it. « he insisted.
Griezmann affirmed that the group is aware that it is three games away from winning the title: « We have little left, we have to be well prepared, psyched up. It will be difficult, but hopefully we will have a good game, because at the top we have a lot of quality. »
Personally, he said that the forced break he had due to the injury suffered in the final part of LaLiga was good for him to recover, although at the beginning against Napoli it was difficult for him to enter the game. « The team is very eager and it has been seen in training today (Wednesday), we want to play a great game, we reached Lisbon full, we are eager and confident and we know what we have to do to win, » he said.
The French do not care that Bayern is favored and that the Germans have not lost a game in 2020: « What matters most to me is our team. They are fine, they have a great striker, but we have the weapons to pass « .
« Bayern is not just Lewandowski, it is everything, a collective, » said Griezmann, who believes that « it may be » that Friday is the « most important » match he has to face since he signed for Barça, although in the Barça team « you have to win every game. »
As for the favorites, the Frenchman spoke of Bayern, Atlético (« it’s very dangerous in a game »), City (« with Pep ») … But almost everyone can have options, because in any game they are has, « he said.