Barcelona striker Griezmann: I feel freer with France (& Atletico Madrid)

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Antoine Griezmann admits he feels "freer" with France and former club Atletico Madrid over Barcelona.

Griezmann is at the Euros with France and he looked back at the season.

“In France I have earned respect," said Griezmann. “Those who know about football know what I do well in all the places I go. In the national team all the balls go through me, I feel freer, like with Atletico Madrid.

“At Barcelona it was hard because of my first games and sometimes the criticism was exaggerated. In 2021 however, I think that it's going better."

The most important difference between playing for Deschamps and playing for Barca is freedom.

“I feel freer than at Barca, whether it be to ask for a ball or finish in the box. When it comes to defending, I move according to the team's needs, sometimes I defend like a defensive midfielder, sometimes as a full back. From the moment I'm free in attack I feel good. When they want me to work as a winger, I don't have the dribble or pace to take people on one on one, and I'm not a target man either."

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