Barcelona 2-3 Athletic | Supercopa de Espana Scored a brace but Barcelona lost
The headlines heading into the Supercopa de Espana were all about Lionel Messi, but it was Antoine Griezmann who was Barcelona‘s best attacking player in Sunday’s final.
The France international scored two goals, but ultimately that was not enough as Athletic Club twice came from behind before going on to win the trophy in extra time.
“We’re piss*ed off, angry, annoyed… about everything,” Griezmann said in his post-match interview.
“When you lose a final, you have all these bad feelings.”
Griezmann played most of the left and put in a shift defensively, with this being one of his best performances since he made the move to Barcelona in the summer of 2019.
In terms of where the Blaugrana went wrong, the former Atletico Madrid forward was clear.
“We didn’t defend well, we didn’t talk… “When the ball goes out, someone has to shout,” Griezmann stated. Ronald Koeman also lamented Barcelona‘s defending.
Griezmann has scored nine goals so far this season – five in LaLiga Santander, two in the Champions League and two in the Supercopa – so he is not far off matching his tally from last season of 14, with still half the season to go.
Sunday night may have seen Griezmann rediscover some form, but ultimately it was not enough for him to win his first trophy with Barcelona.