Antoine Griezmann has admitted he is struggling to adapt to his new adventure in Barcelona, insisting he will return to his best throughout the season
After completing his long-awaited move from Atletico Madrid, the 28-year-old forward has endured a mixed start to his life at the Camp Nou, scoring four goals in 11 top-flight outings for the new club.
Although the Catalans have assumed that Griezmann will have a bigger impact after splashing out €120million to trigger his release clause, they have yet to see the Frenchman at his best.
He was expected to form an all-star trio with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, but the left-footed attacker has so far struggled to develop much chemistry with his new attacking partners.
But, the former Real Sociedad man insists that he will improve throughout the course of the season, admitting he needs more time to adapt to the new environment.
“Barcelona is not the easiest place [to play],” he said in an interview with Telefoot, as reported by Goal.com.
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“It’s a new team, a different club, new tactics, and a new position and role for me. But it is what it is, and it’s time to work.
“I’m proud of the decision and where I am, and it will be the work that sorts everything. Trust me, and everything will be good.
“My goal now is to be an important player in the club, have more minutes, score more goals, make decisive passes, qualify in the Champions League and be up there in the league, be ready for the national team [France] in March and also for Euro 2020.
“I’m a player who thinks about the team. I can score many goals, but that is not my main goal. My goal is to help the team in any way I can.”