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‘I didn’t feel important’ – Griezmann admits he was unhappy at Barca

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The Frenchman struggled for form in the first half of 2020/21 which led to him often getting benched by Ronald Koeman.

Antoine Griezmann admits he was unhappy at FC Barcelona as he “didn’t feel important” at various points throughout his time at the club.

Griezmann has never truly been the player he once was at Atletico Madrid ever since joining Barcelona for €120 million in 2019.

The Frenchman, who scored 20 goals and provided 12 assists last season, continues to divide opinions among the Barca fanbase over whether or not he is a good fit at the club.

The 30-year-old forward’s future at Camp Nou remains uncertain, with reports claiming he could be the one to get sacrificed this summer as the Blaugrana look to slash their wage budget.

“Yes [I was unhappy at Barcelona]. When you lose the title, for example, it makes me sad,” Griezmann said in an interview with L’Equipe.

“Also at the beginning of the season, because I wasn’t playing, I didn’t feel important.

“I’m used to playing everything – the big games – I find myself on the bench against Real Madrid. It’s annoying to see teammates warming up on the pitch while you are next to them.

“But these are the coach’s decisions and I have to accept it and do everything I can to change his mind.”

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