"Griezmann was God at Atletico, at Barça he's a duke or a count"

Paulo Futre has questioned the Frenchman's decision to leave Atleti

La celebración de Griezmann desde la grada del gol de Dembélé | MEDIAPRO

Former Atletico Madrid star Paulo Futre feels that Antoine Griezmann erred when he left Diego Simeone's side for Barcelona in 2019. 

Griezmann returns to Atletico on Saturday with Barça in La Liga and Futre has been speaking about his problems adapting to life at Camp Nou. 

"I understand Griezmann's move because he was trying to win the Champions League with Barça," Futre told Catalunya Radio. "I think he left to win much more, he must have thought it would be more likely.

"But we all know that at Barça first is Messi, Messi, Messi... 50 Messis. After Suarez, Pique and Griezmann, came fourth or fifth (last season). 

"If Barça win the Champions League, the newspaper covers will always be for Messi. 

"If Griezmann had not left Atletico, he would have been a legend, more than me. But I knew that this would happen, that he would have problems adapting. At Atletico, Greizmann was God. At Barça, he can be a duke or a count." 

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