Antoine Griezmann’s former mentor and the advisor said he has no chance of succeeding at Barcelona while Lionel Messi remains.
Griezmann has struggled at Barca ever since arriving in the summer of 2019 for €120m from Atletico Madrid.
And Eric Olhats told France Football: “Antoine arrived at a club in which Messi has his sights on everything. He is both emperor and monarch and did not welcome the arrival of Antoine, his attitude was deplorable and made him feel bad.
“I’ve always heard Griezmann say that he had no problem with Messi, but never the other way around. It is the regime of terror: either you are with him or against him.”
Olhats continued: “Antoine is only going to try to solve his problems on the pitch, nothing more. He will never conflict with anyone, it is not his thing at all. It’s not a lack of personality, it’s just that he loves football and doesn’t want to get into disputes with anyone.
“Last season, when he arrived, Messi did not speak to him or pass him a ball. I think it generates a trauma due to a negative adaptation.”