Messi is waiting for Griezmann in Barcelona

Messi is waiting for Griezmann in Barcelona

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, Lionel Messi gave an interview to Sport.es portal, in which he told about his expectations for the next season.

Messi and the national team of Argentina are not perceived by bookmakers as the sole favorites of the Mundial. The devastating defeat from Spain and insecure play in the qualifying stage of WC-2018 have influenced on the picture of perception of The Albiceleste. However, the absence of Jorge Sampaoli’s stable team is not the only reason for Lionel Messi’s disappointment.

Last season, Barcelona did not advance to the Champions League semi-final, having lost the battle to Roma away after the domestic win, 4:1. The lack of mobility in the play of the Catalan club and rotation in offense played the defining role. Messi cannot cope with the set tasks alone, as it wasn’t difficult for Roma to block Suarez and Dembele out of habit was treated in the infirmary.

Because of insufficient compensation of Neymar’s departure, Barcelona have to hope on the purchase of Griezmann from Atletico. Whereas one shouldn’t forget about Iniesta’s departure from Blaugranas’ camp. But Coutinho is summoned to replace the Spaniard, while Valverde wants to use Griezmann on the edge along with Suarez, while Messi will descend to the playmaker position.

The Argentine commented on a possible transfer of the Frenchman in the summer transfer window,

“I agree we the fact that we need better footballers to win the Champions League again. And Griezmann is one of them.

It will be incredible, if the club signs him. I do not know if this is a priority goal. It depends on the people, dealing with transfers and on the manager.”

Griezmann keeps focusing his attention on the importance of his performance for the national team of France and is set to go after the championship title. The player claimed in the spring that his future will be determined before the start of the Mundial, however, he is in Simeone’s team for now and the manager is just keeps building the squad. The Indians are already strengthened by Rodri from Villarreal and also soon can be joined by Lemar and Sidibe. Therefore, Griezmann should think about the necessity of the transfer to Camp Nou.