New Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he has a difficult relationship with club skipper Lionel Messi.

The former Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid attacker was quizzed on his relationship with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi during the pre-match presser on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

Barcelona host Inter Milan at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night in one of the Matchday Two games.

On Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann said that it has been difficult to have a strong connection with the Argentine national team skipper since he joined Spanish champions Barcelona in the summer.

According to him, Messi doesn’t talk too much and the same applies to him before adding that the fact they being introverts has not helped matters at all.

He also said that Lionel Messi has spent a lot of time away from the first team and in the treatment room since the current season started in August.

Messi has been restricted to just one start and two substitute appearances for Barcelona this season as a result of injury but the good news for the Barcelona faithfuls is his return to the team for the Inter Milan match.

Antoine Griezmann is in his debut season as a Barcelona player having joined the Blaugrana from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid this summer.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.