Barcelona boss Koeman respond to Griezmann comment after International duty: 'Coach makes the orders'

Barcelona boas Koeman respond to  Griezmann comment after International duty: 'Coach makes the orders'


The Dutch manager recalls that the 29-year-old used to play on the right for the national team.

He concedes Griezmann may prefer playing as the No.10 but reminds that this position is currently occupied.

"I told him [Antoine Griezmann] I want the best for the team and I know he can play on the right side and other positions. It's up to each player to find his own best performance," Ronald Koeman told the media, referring to the French attacker's open displeasure with his role at Barca.

The coach continued, quoted by Goal: "He is already doing all he can do: he works hard, has an excellent discipline and now he must be luckier with his final touch."

Koeman reminded that Griezmann used to play on the right: "Regarding his positioning, I remember when I was the Netherlands' coach, we played against France and he was playing on the right side. It's the coach who makes the orders."

The Dutch boss concluded: "I won’t ask a player to play a role far from what he is used to, and I’m not doing it with Griezmann. I understand that maybe there are positions he prefers, but we can't play with two players in the role of the 10."

Griezmann subtly criticized Ronald Koeman for not playing him in the right position after his impressive displays as the second striker for the national team.

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