Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Rakitic's confession on the Griezmann soap opera!

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Posted on November 7, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. by La Rédaction

FC Barcelona player between 2019 and 2021, Antoine Griezmann has never managed to find his best level in Calalogne, pushing him to return to Atlético de Madrid this summer. The Frenchman's former Barça teammate Ivan Rakitic has spoken about the 30-year-old striker's case.

The move from Antoine Griezmann to FC Barcelona is a failure. After five high-ranking seasons at Atlético de Madrid having twice brought him to the Ballon d'Or podium in 2016 and 2018, the Frenchman had decided to join Barça in 2019. Alongside Lionel Messi , the scorer of the Blues never managed to find a place during his two seasons at the club culé. Finally, during the last summer transfer window, Griezmann returned to the Colchoneros in the form of a loan with an option to buy.

“I am very happy for him that he's back at Atlético. Sometimes there are situations that we cannot explain… ”

Teammate of Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona during the 2019 season- 2020, Ivan Rakitic spoke of the Frenchman's failure at the Blaugrana, in an interview for beIN SPORTS: “Antoine is clearly one of the best players in the world. But sometimes in football there is no logic. The greatest players, if they are not in the right place at the right time, cannot thrive… It’s a shame, because for me, Antoine, I would always like him in my team. I'm very happy for him to be back at Atlético, to see him smile again. Sometimes there are situations that cannot be explained … “.

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