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Griezmann gives his verdict on Barcelona’s Juve fiasco

Antoine Griezmann, FC Barcelona
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The Blaugrana were left to lick their wounds after a shocking home defeat to Juventus in the Champions League.

Antoine Griezmann blamed a lack of desire and attitude as the principal reasons for Barcelona’s disastrous defeat on Tuesday night.

Juventus claim an impressive 3-0 win at Camp Nou to overtake Barcelona as Group G winners based on a superior head-to-head record. Two Cristiano Ronaldo penalties and a Weston McKennie strike sealed the tie.

Griezmann, meanwhile, led the attack for Barcelona and arguably had their best chance of the match by heading Lionel Messi’s free-kick onto the crossbar. Otherwise, he had another underwhelming night.

“We didn’t turn up,” said the French forward as quoted by Marca.

“In the first half, they got the better of us. It was a lack of everything: of desire, of attitude, willingness to run, all of it was bad.

“In the second half, there was already a three-goal advantage and it was easier for us but we had a bad day and a bad game.

“Who else can be blamed if we are the ones who play? We have to work on this and want to improve, want to play, and only in this way are we going to move forward.

“We are going to try to put the excuses to the side. The only way is to put everything aside, through work and nothing else. We have given a very bad account of ourselves, for the fans.”