Samuel Umtiti on Monday has backed his French teammate Antoine Griezmann after the latter failed to show his game against Atletico Madrid. The Barcelona defender said Griezmann will show everyone that the La Liga club is for him. On Sunday, Barcelona crushed Atletico Madrid by 1-0 after its striker Lionel Messi comes as a savior and helped the team to go top of the points table.
Griezmann, the veteran striker had joined the Barcelona this year. The striker faced his old side for the first time in La Liga. However, Griezmann failed to make an impact on the rival team while his teammate Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez performed better in the game.
Griezmann, who had registered just four goals in 16 games for Barca, is far back against other players including Arturo Vidal and Chilean who have scored plenty of goals in the league.
Griezmann had been brought by the Barca with a lot of expectations after the club lost to Liverpool during the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League semi-final. He arrived in Barca after the club offered 20 million Euros more than the previous team Atletico Madrid had offered to him.
Earlier, Griezmann had said that he can’t lead the team when his teammates include Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Dembele, by saying that he lacked confidence in front of such well-performing players. Both the players Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also occupied the position of Griezmann in the team.
Reports said Barca had dreamt of having Neymar again but the payments at last put shadow on the contract which became a reason for the world-class footballer for missing the club.