It's time for Antoine Griezmann to step up in Luis Suarez's injury absence - Craig Burley | La Liga

  • Published: 12 January 2020
  • ESPN FC's Craig Burley calls upon Antoine Griezmann to show his value and fill the void left by Luis Suarez after the striker was reportedly ruled out for four months following knee surgery. Burley says this scenario is "exactly why Griezmann was brought in" and adds that the France international should be more comfortable in the central forward position.

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  • iSlickZ
    iSlickZ  2 days back

    Dembele Griezmann and Messi

    • V & D
      V & D  1 weeks back

      suarez, good footballer but his racist, it's sad

      • FeelsBadMan n
        FeelsBadMan n  1 weeks back

        Why do I have feelings that's this injury is set up? 4 months? Cmon dude... almost like the entire half season off? lol, hmmm weird.. the timing with the new coach. was obvious that Suarez was goign to get benched and Griezmann was going to be the main Forward.. But ya good one.

        • Emmarson Brown
          Emmarson Brown  2 weeks back

          It's Antoine time

          • IlIlIlllIlIl Il
            IlIlIlllIlIl Il  2 weeks back

            As a Barca fan
            I’m here waiting for a revenge }
            Against Liverpool ] that’s all and we always get our revenge back we never fail it just like Bayern and Chelsea and some other clubs [

            • roberto gissepi
              roberto gissepi  2 weeks back

              I absolutely hate Suarez, I can never support that man for his disgusting & sometimes embarrassing behaviour on a football field.
              As a goalscorer I can't deny his record, but as an actual footballer he just ain't Barcelona class!
              Watching great players over the years at Barcelona will always be my memories but Suarez has never impressed me & I can't wait to the day he leaves the club!

              • shehu musa
                shehu musa  2 weeks back

                Now messi can now focus on playing football to score goals and help barcelona rather than trying to help suarez career by providing him assist to score goals instead of scoring and helping barcelona

                • Abraham Balamba
                  Abraham Balamba  2 weeks back

                  Suarez is the best natural striker ever

                  • Mr. Nobody
                    Mr. Nobody  2 weeks back

                    They will play good football again under Setien.

                    • Casa Nova
                      Casa Nova  2 weeks back

                      Time calling for Grizzi

                      • Itoe blanch
                        Itoe blanch  2 weeks back

                        Is really a great chance for Antoine Griezmann to prove his qualities

                        • Shristi Bhattarai
                          Shristi Bhattarai  2 weeks back

                          I think comment section has more analysis then this so called pundits.

                          • cjewelz
                            cjewelz  2 weeks back

                            It's not happening. The Ballerina is not a Barcelona level player.

                            • Aldo Aldi
                              Aldo Aldi  2 weeks back

                              O hope suarez retires

                              • Kai Gaming
                                Kai Gaming  2 weeks back

                                Seeing as Dembele isn't reliable, we're looking at a 4-4-2. Alba, Lenglet, Pique, Semedo. Arthur, de Jong, Busqets, Rakitic. Griezmann, Messi.

                                • Fat Gjurka
                                  Fat Gjurka  2 weeks back

                                  Without suarez its gonna be very hard because he is a very good player but in the next games we wont have Valverde anymore and Griezmann will play in his real position.I think we will be more dangerous like this.And i think griezmann will step up.

                                  • Inlypso
                                    Inlypso  2 weeks back

                                    Finaly Valverde Out 🥳

                                    • SynJake
                                      SynJake  2 weeks back

                                      In my opinion, i think they should have messi plays striker at the false 9 position and griezmann at RW and Fati at LW that’ll be good tbh.

                                      • Sumeet Bhat
                                        Sumeet Bhat  2 weeks back

                                        1:09 Craig Burley is Ernesto Valverde fan.

                                        • Roy Snabilié
                                          Roy Snabilié  2 weeks back

                                          Without Saurez Barcelona will win nothing cause I watch stats Barcelona without Messi and saurez plays Barcelona is undefeated and saurez out and Messi in Barcelona almost lost every game so I see will drop 1st place to 4 or 5th place.

                                          • Football in Blood
                                            Football in Blood  2 weeks back

                                            Career ending of Luis Suarez

                                            • Alex .T
                                              Alex .T  2 weeks back

                                              Time for Griezmann and Dembele to step up.

                                              • Sudipto SHP
                                                Sudipto SHP  2 weeks back

                                                But he is a left winger not a number 9.

                                                • aristote randy
                                                  aristote randy  2 weeks back

                                                  Barça fans were talking about another possible Neymar injury with a smile, which could still happen...But you never know when karma's going to hit back.
                                                  I feel sorry for Suarez but not for you guys.

                                                  • Haris Asif
                                                    Haris Asif  2 weeks back

                                                    Arthur needs to get well soon,puig should be given more minutes now,de jong should play at his natural position not busquets,play rakitic only for some minutes when needed

                                                    • Haris Asif
                                                      Haris Asif  2 weeks back

                                                      Time for Griezmann,Fati and perez to step up and support and take pressure away from king messi

                                                      • Greatest Mother F*cker
                                                        Greatest Mother F*cker  2 weeks back

                                                        i bet valverde will still play griezman on the left lol

                                                      • john apostolakis
                                                        john apostolakis  2 weeks back

                                                        Suarez will go down as the greatest number 9 in bacelona history

                                                        • Enoch Amoah Mintah
                                                          Enoch Amoah Mintah  2 weeks back

                                                          Everyone thinks Grizzy will have the No 9 position now. It's funny y'all, you guys don't know Valverde, he will still play him there, 11 and Messi in the middle. Everyone wont fathom why, we all know Valverde lives in his own world, of cluelessness

                                                        • No Bullshit
                                                          No Bullshit  2 weeks back

                                                          I am REALLY looking forward to the strike line of Fati - Griezmann -Messi........ thats will be epic...

                                                          • Zach Thompson
                                                            Zach Thompson  2 weeks back

                                                            I think Suarez will be a substitute when he comes back from injury, which is the best for the team if Griezmann shines at striker. But I’m grateful Suarez has had such a big effect on the team the last five years. He’ll be a legend at the club

                                                            • Skankhunt 42
                                                              Skankhunt 42  2 weeks back

                                                              Zach Thompson suarez is already a Barca legend in my opinon but i agree

                                                          • Christian Zondi
                                                            Christian Zondi  2 weeks back

                                                            Don't forget that the last time Suarez was out. Messi played in the middle.

                                                            • CallMeClickbait
                                                              CallMeClickbait  2 weeks back

                                                              I’m guessing ansu Fati will be playing lw or Dembele when he comes back

                                                              • James Atlas
                                                                James Atlas  2 weeks back

                                                                It will be horrible if Messi picks up a injury upcoming months

                                                                • James Atlas
                                                                  James Atlas  2 weeks back

                                                                  Or sign dani olmo

                                                                  • Edwin Marte
                                                                    Edwin Marte  2 weeks back

                                                                    Anybody that says Griezman is going to fail give this post 👍🏽

                                                                    • alan duncan
                                                                      alan duncan  2 weeks back

                                                                      I don't see Griezmann as a number 9.

                                                                      • SRIJON BHATTACHARYA
                                                                        SRIJON BHATTACHARYA  2 weeks back

                                                                        Barca will not win la liga this year😢 dembele is also injured .

                                                                        • Dami Fash
                                                                          Dami Fash  2 weeks back

                                                                          He's coming back February ending

                                                                      • SamtheMan 99
                                                                        SamtheMan 99  2 weeks back

                                                                        This is a blessing in disguise

                                                                        • Ahmed Saddique
                                                                          Ahmed Saddique  2 weeks back

                                                                          So happy he's gone, Barcelona will suffer big time

                                                                          • Ahmed
                                                                            Ahmed  2 weeks back

                                                                            Valverde will probably play messi as false number 9 with Carles Pérez
                                                                            and Griezmann

                                                                          • Fax Cold
                                                                            Fax Cold  2 weeks back

                                                                            Messi Griezmann Dembele?

                                                                            • Dang Wow
                                                                              Dang Wow  2 weeks back

                                                                              Dembele is out for a few more weeks

                                                                            • Cule718
                                                                              Cule718  2 weeks back

                                                                              Fax Cold Should be our front three, hands down.

                                                                          • Julio Sanchez
                                                                            Julio Sanchez  2 weeks back

                                                                            It’s also time for Barca to replace Valverde !!!!

                                                                            • nafeez tanveen
                                                                              nafeez tanveen  1 weeks back

                                                                              @Julio Sanchez that's what the real curse does

                                                                            • Julio Sanchez
                                                                              Julio Sanchez  2 weeks back

                                                                              I found out he got sacked like 5 min after I posted this comment 😅😂

                                                                            • Officially2EZ
                                                                              Officially2EZ  2 weeks back

                                                                              Julio Sanchez hehe

                                                                          • Edwin Bowah
                                                                            Edwin Bowah  2 weeks back

                                                                            What channel can I watch this live, because there's a lot of ESPN

                                                                            • Edwin Bowah
                                                                              Edwin Bowah  2 weeks back

                                                                              @MrBLAAHHHHHHHHHHH I have the app and I did subscribed

                                                                            • MrBLAAHHHHHHHHHHH
                                                                              MrBLAAHHHHHHHHHHH  2 weeks back

                                                                              Have to subscribe and watch it on the app or their website

                                                                          • Aaliyah Aaren
                                                                            Aaliyah Aaren  2 weeks back

                                                                            I hope that shithead will use grizzy as a striker and not trying something new. And use perez as a winger. That guy is awesome. Fati has lot of time. But perez is waiting for a long time and he is great talent.

                                                                            • Robert Pearson
                                                                              Robert Pearson  2 weeks back

                                                                              haha yesss!,suarez liv legend, f*** barca

                                                                              • Abubakarr Titus
                                                                                Abubakarr Titus  2 weeks back

                                                                                Barcelona should sell Dembele, Barcelona should go and buy Sancho, he is a very good player, he hardly injured. Demble will get injured again, Barcelona should not focusing on Demble to step up anymore.

                                                                                • danielgr86
                                                                                  danielgr86  2 weeks back

                                                                                  It will be Ansu Fati who plays for Suarez in the left wing...lets see xD. Valverde needs to win CL and Liga to keep his job and I'm not even sure aabout that.