Present at a press conference on the eve of the shock against Atletico Madrid, Ronald Koeman was questioned about the controversy caused by the recent remarks made by the entourage of Antoine Griezmann.
The international truce will not have been easy for the Barça. The fault, essentially, with the remarks made by the relatives ofAntoine Griezmann. After Eric Olhats, the former agent of the tricolor world champion, it is indeed Emmanuel Lopes, his uncle, who has stepped up to the plate to assert that Lionel messi was primarily responsible for the Frenchman’s problems, one pointing to the Argentinian’s omnipotence, the other his lack of work in training.
These statements obviously made waves and all the more after the reaction of the six-fold Golden Ball to his descent from the plane on his return from selection. “I’m a little tired of being the problem of everything at the club all the time,” said the Argentine, visibly annoyed. This nervousness is understandable in the eyes of Ronald Koeman, interviewed at a press conference on the eve of the shock of theAtletico Madrid.
I haven’t seen a bad relationship between the two
“I can understand that Leo got angry. After such a long trip, that he be questioned about Antoine, I think it is a lack of respect ”, regretted the Dutch technician. And this before attacking the relatives of the Mâconnais. “I understand that you were looking for a controversy, but me in the locker room, I did not see a bad relationship between the two. If someone has said something, and I believe that Griezmann has not been his client for three years (in reference to Eric Olhats), that’s bullshit, ”he said.
The technician, however, was reluctant to discuss the future of Lionel Messi. “I will not answer more,” he said, adding when asked if the Argentinian was indeed guilty of everything at Barça: “I will not answer any further questions on this. “And this before saying a little more about the discussions around the extension of the native of Argentina.” He still has a year of contract. In my opinion, he should stay here, but I am not the person who should convince him. No one knows what can happen in the future