Eric Olhats has accused an Argentine icon at Camp Nou of shunning a World Cup-winning colleague and holding too much power in Catalunya.
‘Messi’s attitude towards Griezmann is deplorable’ – French forward’s former advisor savages Barcelona superstar
Eric Olhats has accused an Argentine icon at Camp Nou of shunning a World Cup-winning colleague and holding too much power in Catalunya
Lionel Messi’s attitude towards Barcelona team-mate Antoine Griezmann has been “deplorable”, claims the French forward’s former advisor Eric Olhats, with an Argentine superstar accused of being a bad influence off the pitch at Camp Nou.
A World Cup-winning striker was added to the talent pool in Catalunya during the summer of 2019.
With Barca having been heavily linked with Griezmann for some time, a long-running saga was finally brought to a close when a big-money deal was pushed through with Atletico Madrid.
The France international has struggled to make the desired impact with the Blaugrana, but Olhats says that is not down to a lack of effort from the 29-year-old.
For him, certain high-profile figures have made life more difficult for Griezmann than it needed to be, with Messi – who pushed for a move away from Barca in the last transfer window – considered to hold too much power at the club.
Olhats told France Football: “Antoine arrived in a struggling club where Messi has a view on everything.
“He’s at the same time emperor and monarch, and he didn’t see Antoine’s arrival with a good eye.
“His attitude has been deplorable, he made him feel that. I’ve always heard Antoine say there’s no problem with Messi, but never the other way around. Continue reading