During the game, Griezmann’s brother Theo posted a series of tweets. “2 minutes…” one lamented. “I want to cry, seriously,” another added.
Afterward, Setien said it was difficult to bring on the 29-year-old without ‘destabilizing the team’ and added that he would speak with – but not apologize to – the €120 million attacker.
“For that type of chat, you need to have the keys to the truck,” his father Alain wrote on Instagram.
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And he added, in the post which was later deleted: “That’s not the case. You are just a passenger.”
Griezmann has not scored since LaLiga restarted and has been benched by Setien for the last two games, despite being described as ‘unquestionable’ by the Cantabrian coach after the Frenchman’s disappointing display at Mallorca recently.