Antoine Griezmann says he is happy to have broken his Barcelona duck in Sunday’s 5-2 La Liga victory at home to Real Betis. Having failed to score in the opening-day defeat to Athletic Bilbao, France international Griezmann was challenged by manager Ernesto Valverde after that game to be more involved in the next encounter.
Barcelona played host to Betis, and, despite going behind to an early goal from Nabil Fekir, the Catalans bounced back to record a 5-2 win for their first points of the campaign.
Griezmann finished with a brace and an assist to get his career with the Spanish champions up and running and he admits it feels good to have broken his Camp Nou hoodoo.
“Well, this is a tricky stadium for me. There’s not many in Spain where I haven’t scored and this was one of them,” he was quoted as saying by Marca. “So I’m really happy for the goals, the way the team played and for the atmosphere.
“I know that people are expecting a lot of me, my first game wasn’t great so I just wanted another game to come along.”