Griezmann opens up on Koeman’s tactical tweaks

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring against Sociedad as Barcelona won 6-1 on Sunday to keep the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid.

Lionel Messi and Sergiño Dest netted braces and Ousmane Dembele also scored as Barça kept within four points of Atletico at the top of La Liga.


“Sometimes we struggle to score the first goal but we were really fluid tonight and played really well,” Griezmann told Movistar.

The French forward added that he didn’t celebrate “out of respect for playing” for La earlier in his career as he celebrated turning 30 with another goal.

“Sometimes it’s not your day in the final third, sometimes I miss, others times it’s Ousmane or Martin… we work on that, to improve,” he added.

“But here everyone scores . We have to be switched on mentally, those that aren’t playing have to be atent, they can make the difference, too. We’re a group and that’s the only way to achieve big things.”

On the title race, Griezmann said Barça aren’t focused on Atletico: “We have to look at ourselves and do all we can to be champions.”

And on the new formation, he said: “What’s best for is to be on the pitch, that’s what I want, but yes, with three centre-backs we’re more secure, the midfield works a lot… the boss has hit the nail on the head.

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