Griezmann, fewer goals and more substitutions than in Atleti

In the absence of 12 days for the end of LaLiga, Antoine Griezmann, which is not responding to those expected in Barcelona, It has been replaced 10 times between Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién, while in his previous five seasons at Atlético de Madrid under Diego Simeone accumulated an average of 8.6 substitutions in the first 26 days played.

Thus, the number of substitutions Griezmann is experiencing during his first course of Barça It is slightly higher than the one experienced in Madrid. In the 2017-2018 season, for example, in the absence of 12 matches the world champion with France had been replaced 8 times. In 2016-2017 it had been changed 9 times; in 2015-2016 it had 8 changes and in 2014-2015 it had accumulated 15.

In the past course, however, Simeone had only replaced him in 3 games. The average indicates that the French added 8.6 changes during the first 26 days of the League at the orders of the Argentine coach. At this very moment of the course, Between Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setién they have sat him 10 times on the Barça bench after starting the start.

On the other hand, in the facet scorer of Griezmann with Barça there is a decrease regarding its contribution in the mattress set. This season he has 8 goals in LaLiga and at this point of the previous year with Atlético de Madrid he added 12; in 2017-2018 he had 15; in 2016-2017 he accumulated 12 and in 2015-2016 he had scored 13, one less than he presumed in 2014-2015, in which he made 14. The average is 13.2 goals in the first 26 days during his stage as a striker.

Griezmann's performance at Barça is not as expected. Exceeded half of the course, It has not yet adapted to the automatisms of the Catalan team and its connection with Leo Messi has not finished flowing. In addition, his little participation in the game is recriminated.

So, It was not too surprising that Quique Setién decided to change the French striker in the last two games of Barça, the transcendent meetings against Naples (scored the goal of the tie) and Real Madrid, although it was also replaced in the previous match against Eibar, with the meeting already resolved.

In both cases He left the pitch to give entrance to Ansu Fati, considered the new jewel of the Barca quarry. Before the Italian team the substitution took place in the 87th minute and, in the Classic, in the 81st. The amateur culé is not used to his coaches changing the stars of the lead in vital matches. Especially if the score is adjusted. Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have been untouchable in these cases.

The numbers of Griezmann in the first 26 days of the League:

Season Ownerships Substitutions Goals
2019-20 24 10 8
2018-19 26 3 12
2017-18 2. 3 8 fifteen
2016-17 25 9 12
2015-16 26 8 13
2014-15 18 fifteen 14