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Antoine Griezmann proud to play for Barcelona and reacts to Barca’s win in La Liga

Antoine Griezmann proud to play for Barcelona


Antoine Griezmann proud to play for Barcelona and reacts to Barca’s win in La Liga

Barcelona defeated Villarreal with a 2-1 win in La Liga, which embarked as a remarkable moment in the title race. Antoine Griezmann hit the ball twice to the net for Barcelona in a match against Villarreal. Antoine Griezmann is proud to play for Barcelona and be a part of team’s LaLiga title push even if it means continuing to play out of place.

The win handed Barcelona the advantage to clinch the division as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both dropped points. In La Liga standings, just two points off leaders Atletico Madrid with a game in hand Barcelona is positioned third.

To give Barca a 2-1 comeback victory away at Villarreal on Sunday the 30-years-old scored twice after Samuel Chukwueze opened the scoring at Estadio de la Ceramica. The French forward praised his team’s chances of catching Atletico Madrid. 

“I try to be there, among the opposition centre-backs,” he told LaLiga TV. “I need to make space and create room for my teammates.”

“It’s not my natural position, but I’m proud to be at Barcelona and play with these teammates. Sometimes I’m asked to mark, other times I lead, but I always work for the team.”

“We all want to win LaLiga. There are four teams, including Sevilla, that are fighting for it,” he said. “We have to try to win every game – that is the only way to be champions.”

“It will not be easy but we have the group of players needed to achieve it.”

“Atletico is having an incredible season. We are close behind them and trying our best to be champions. We have it in our hands and we just need to win all the games we have.”

Trailing only teammate Lionel Messi (32) and Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno (24) among LaLiga players, Griezmann has 13 goals and nine assists in all competitions in 2021.

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