Setien on Griezmann: A decision I must accept responsibility for

Antoine Griezmann has not had his best weeks for FC Barcelona. The French forward has been benched in three of the last four games and against Atletico Madrid he was only introduced into the game in stoppage time. Barcelona boss Quique Setien talked about Griezmann’s situation ahead of their game with Villarreal on Sunday.

“He’s good,” Barça coach Quique Setien said of Griezmann. “I exchanged some words with him. Antoine is a great professional, he’s a player that understands the situation. He’s an extraordinary guy who is tremendously professional. It’s not going to affect him when he plays again. He’s very positive and we can count on him 100 percent when he’s back out on the pitch.”

Setien admits he has been speaking with Griezmann regarding his role on the team. “I have spoken about hierarchies but I don’t think I have ever spoken about untouchables,” he said. “Griezmann is a great player who is very important for the club and for the team. It happens at all teams and it’s normal players are angry because they always want to play. They’re decisions that I must take responsibility for.”