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Quique Setien defends Antoine Griezmann


Criticized after his performance against Mallorca (4-0), Antoine Griezmann was supported by his coach Quique Setién.

Victorious on the Mallorcan lawn for the recovery of the La Liga, FC Barcelona retained the lead of the Spanish Championship, two lengths ahead of Real Madrid. Despite the great success of the Catalans 4-0, the performance of Antoine Griezmann disappointed the Blaugrana supporters. The French World Champion was released before playtime and quickly joined the stands, with a demoralized look. 

Conscious of his bad match, his coach Quique Setién defended him and recalled that he was a major element of his squad, at a press conference on Monday. "It is indisputable," said the Catalan technician. He's a great player. We are counting on him. He will continue to have a lot of playing time because it is important for the team and our club. However, there are also other players that we have to use. ” 

Griezmann on the bench against Leganes? 

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After two months of stopping competition due to the Covid-19, FC Barcelona will finally find its Camp Nou, but without its spectators. For Leganes' reception on Tuesday evening, Setién hinted that he could line up Luis Suarez, back after a long injury to the right knee, in place of Antoine Griezmann. "Suarez can hold or replace, you have to be vigilant with long injuries because it could cause muscle problems, you have to go slowly," explained the former coach of Bétis Seville, who could also do new confidence in Martin Braithwaite. The former Toulouse scored his first goal in the colors of Barça this Saturday. "Except for specific cases, I do not consider the incumbent players as indisputable, I want them all to participate, each player can start a match," added Setién. 

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Source: lefigaro

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