Valverde: Antoine Griezmann needs to get more involved

The Barca coach told the striker that he must look to get on the ball

Valverde valoró el primer partido de Liga de Griezmann | Laia Cervelló

Ernesto Valverde spoke to the media ahead of the clash with Real Betis. Here are his key quotes: 

Jordi Gil


Antoine Griezmann: He needs to get involved in the game and make decisive plays. At the San Mames he didn't get as involved as we would have liked and we want him to do it more. Griezmann must look to get a lot more involved.

Betis: The situation is different to last year. We have that as a referene but also the game against Espanyol under Rubi last year and what Betis are doing now and in pre-season. 

Personal situation: I'm not doing too badly, I'm having quite a good time. It depends who you compare yourself too, a friend in Ibiza or a friend rescuing immigrants and going through tough times in the Mediterranean. We're lucky to be here and I'm the most lucky.

Pique, 500 games: Pique is important for the dressing room, for the group. I'm focused on his perfrmance on the pitch. 500 games says a lot about his consistency. That's important. He's a historic player at Barca but as a coach right now what I want is that he plays well tomorow.


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