Trying to put the latest controversy behind him and says he has nothing to do with his former agent Eric Olhats.
Anthony Griezmann has admitted that his decision to cancel a transfer to Barcelona in 2018 has upset Lionel Messi.
Griezmann finally joined Barca in 2019, but last year he ruled out moving to Catalonia – just to stay in Atletico Madrid.
Messi spoke positively to Griezmann about joining the club in 2018, and the Frenchman admitted that the pair had a long conversation when he finally joined Barca.
“When I signed for the club, I asked for a delay in the move and an apology that I would not be joining Barcelona,” Griezmann told Jorge Valdano in the latest edition. Waldeno universe. “I told Lionel Messi that I would give everything on the pitch for the club.
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“When I arrived I talked to Liu and he told me that when I turned down the first chance to go he was upset because he had said it in public, but he told me he was with me and I I notice it every day. “
Griezmann did not show his best form at Barca, but his position was not helped by off-field obstacles.
His former agent Eric Olhats and uncle Emmanuel Lopez have sparked controversy by claiming that Griezmann has a negative relationship with Messi.
France International has denied the allegations, saying it had no contact with any of the men.
“He (Ol Lahat) was very important in my life but I no longer have a relationship with him,” Griezmann said. From the day I got married, I lost contact with him. I called her on her wedding day, and she didn’t come. That’s why I stopped having a relationship with him.
“My uncles don’t know how football works. And finally, the journalist ended up not getting a statement from him. I told Leo that I never spoke to him, in fact, I didn’t even have my uncle’s phone number.
“Even my parents don’t talk to Eric, so who will talk to him? It can do a lot of damage, and cause problems in the dressing room. ”
Griezmann knows very well that the best way to get behind the criticism is to perform on the pitch.
Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, where they are 13th in the table – 12 points behind leaders Real Sociedad in two games.
They have a better place in the Champions League with three of the three winners in Group G, and they face Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.