Speaking to France Football earlier this week, former official adviser to Antoine Griezmann, Eric Olhats, had harsh words for Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, as the pair continue to struggle to gel at the Catalan club.
“Messi has power over everything. He is both the emperor and the king, and he did not like the arrival of Antoine. His attitude was deplorable, he made him (Griezmann) feel it. It is a regime of terror. Either you are with him or you are against him… He is good on the pitch, but bad off of it. Last season, when Antoine arrived, Messi wouldn’t speak to him, wouldn’t give him the ball. He created real trauma during the adaptation period. That certainly left a mark.”