Antoine Griezmann aims sly dig at manager after goal-scoring display for France

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TyC Sports believe that Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has taken a sly dig at manager Ronald Koeman after France’s 2-1 victory over Croatia.

Griezmann, previously a prolific goal scorer wherever he has played, scored just nine league goals during his debut season at the Nou Camp – a poor return by his standards.

The 29-year-old has also struggled to make much of an impression so far this season under the stewardship of the newly appointed Ronald Koeman.

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However, it looks as though Griezmann has offered an explanation as to why he performs better for France than for Barca, taking a sly dig at his manager in the process.

That’s what TyC Sports believe, anyway. They’ve quoted the former Atletico Madrid forward after France’s win over Croatia suggesting that he feels good while playing under France boss Didier Deschamps:

“The coach (Didier Deschamps) knows where to put me, so I take advantage of the situation, of this position and the confidence of the coach and teammates.”

Griezmann is a unique case, with him not being an out-and-out striker, nor an archetypal wide man. He is world-class, on his day, though, so Koeman ought to strive to get the best out of him.

The Frenchman may not be helping his case with his passive aggressiveness towards his manager in the press, however…