Bernd Schuster: "Neither Messi or Griezmann want to play as the no. 9"

The German believes Barça have a big problem with their attack whilst Luis Suarez is injured

Setién no descarta utilizar a Messi y Griezmann como falso 9 | Maite Jiménez

Bernd Schuster told Onda Cero that Barça "need to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez" this month.

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Schuster was speaking after Barça's 1-0 victory over Granada and he believes the team was desperately lacking a focal point of attack in the absence of Suarez.

He went one further and said that the problem couldn't be solved from within the existing squad. "Barça have a major problem following Suarez's injury. Today, neither Messi or Griezmann wanted to play as the 'nine'."

Antoine Griezmann, en el último partido de liga | AFP

This is why the former German international believes the club must sign someone this month. "I'll never understand the Boateng (signing) last year, because he isn't a central striker, but Barça need a replacement for Suarez."

Suarez has played in 23 matches this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists. He won't be back until May.


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