I've always heard Antoine say that he had no problems with Messi, but never the other way around.
Olhats had initially claimed that Griezmann was met with disdain by the star man at Barcelona and said Messi went out of his way to unsettle the Frenchman.
"I can understand that Leo is p****d off".
"We have to respect people like Messi more".
"After such a long trip and asking about Antoine is disrespectful".
"It's an attempt from the media to create controversy". He explained that there are enough pictures being posted around to show that Messi and Griezmann work together quite well on the field and even in the dressing room. "What he said is b******t".
The Argentine then added: 'I get here after a 15-hour flight and I find a tax agent here, it's ridiculous'. The six-time Ballon d'Or victor might not want to be a part of Barcelona for the upcoming season and would move to Manchester City.
"He still has a year on his contract".
When he was asked about the same and the Barcelona manager said that he is not the one who will stop him at Barcelona. "I want him to finish his career there", Guardiola told reporters ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur. Nobody knows what may happen in the future.
"But I am not the person that has to try to make him stay here".
The comments made by Olhats placed Griezmann's role at Barcelona firmly back in the spotlight, the forward having failed to make the desired impact since arriving in July 2019.
Messi will be expected to feature in Barca's next match following the global break, with high-flying Atleti providing a chance for Griezmann to reunite with his former side on Saturday.
"Every game is an opportunity and obviously this is it", said Simeone.
Celta Vigo v FC Barcelona - Estadio de Balaidos, Vigo, Spain - October 1, 2020.
"Griezmann is great. He's a very, very good player and he's fantastic for France".