Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann sparked controversy by traveling to his country immediately after the crushing defeat of his Catalan team against Paris Saint-Germain (1-4) on Tuesday evening, Tuesday, at the “Camp Nou” stadium.
Griezmann took advantage of the decision of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman, Barcelona coach, to give the team’s players a two-day leave of training after yesterday’s match, before returning in order to prepare for the confrontation of Kadish, next Sunday, in the Spanish League, and traveled to France to spend the vacation away from the charged atmosphere in the Catalan city According to what was revealed by the “Kobe” network.
Griezmann not only provoked the anger of fellow defender Gerard Pique, returning from injury, during the Paris Saint-Germain match, due to his lackluster level, but also sparked the anger of the fans on various social media sites, because of his sudden decision to travel to France, immediately after the defeat.
Griezmann left the “Camp Nou” stadium, heading directly to the airport, where he appeared wearing a mask to comply with health procedures, but he did not answer questions from journalists who were waiting for him to inquire about the causes of the defeat.
When asked by the journalists, “Where are you going,” the French responded with one sentence, “What do you care about in this matter?”
Griezmann played for 85 minutes with Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain, failed to score or make any goal, and hit three balls, only one in the frame of the goal, and passed 24 balls, including 19 successful passes, with a success rate of 79%.
The French striker has participated in 33 games since the start of this season, in all tournaments, and has scored 12 goals, and made 10 more goals.
Barcelona suffered a humiliating defeat in its stronghold of “Camp Nou” in front of its hosts Paris Saint-Germain (1-4), in the first leg of the final eight-round of the “Champions League” Champions League.
Barcelona needs to win by four goals over the French team at the “Princes Garden” in the second leg scheduled for Wednesday 10 March next, if it wants to qualify for the quarter-finals and continue its journey in the tournament, which it has failed to win since 2015.