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“Griezmann never spoke to me about his relationship with Messi”

Eric Olhats, former advisor to Antoine Griezmann, He wanted to explain through an open letter published in the newspaper Marca, his position on the controversy raised with Messi after the reactions of the Argentine player and the Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman. And he makes it very clear: “Griezmann never told me about his relationship with Messi”.

This is the full letter from Eric Olhats:

To everyone’s attention.

Given the various comments raised by the alleged differences between Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann and the subsequent statements by Ronald Koeman, I want to express myself with this letter through MARCA to clarify a series of points. With this writing I want to put an end to this whole matter.

First of all, I want to make it very clear that Antoine Griezmann NEVER informed me about this issue. The comments I made in ‘France Football’ come from a situation argued by many media during the past season. I understand that my comments are subjective and that I could even be wrong. I am solely responsible for them.

I also want to make it clear that I do not agree with the comments that his uncle made about these alleged disagreements between Griezmann and Messi. For a long time, specifically for three years, I have not maintained a relationship with Antoine nor am I part, as the Press says, of the close circle of the family.

Given the words of coach Mr. Koeman describing these comments as nonsense, I understand that he is defending the institution and the players, but he is not correct on two issues. One is when he talks about the client when qualifying my relationship with Griezmann. There was never a contractual relationship between us. I have not been your agent, I was your technical advisor, but I understand that this gives me legitimacy to express my opinion without having to lift a finger to ask anyone’s permission.

Likewise, he says that he hasn’t seen any problems between the two players since he arrived. Most of these problems took place during the past season in which I think he was not the team manager. Aware that the victim in this whole affair is Antoine Griezmann, I sincerely regret this and apologize. This will be my last comment on this topic.

Have a good season!

With all my respect for the Barça team.

Eric Olhats