Being the number 7 for quite some time now, precisely from 2010/11 season for Real Sociedad and for Atletico Madrid as well along with his incredible contribution for France and obviously the 2018 World Cup win in Russia.
For almost all of the Frenchman’s greatest achievements he had the number 7 jersey, but when he arrived at Camp Nou, was occupied by Philippe Coutinho at that time and so he had to be content with the no.17. Having the double-digit for the Blaugranas he scored only 15 goals in 41 games, not near to his full potential as he used to.
So, this year even though Coutinho has returned but according to the LaLiga rule, the club can allow Griezmann to wear the no.7 jersey following the footsteps of the club legends such as David Villa, Pedro, Larsson and Saviola. However, Coutinho also arrived a lot of promise wearing the no.7 but we haven’t seen the best from him yet and so, the Frenchman should step up to his full potential this season.
“I would like to get the number 7 shirt back,” said Griezmann back at the end of March and now the club has given the opportunity to reunite with what has proven to be a lucky number for the forward. A lot of hope is now upon Antonie Griezmann now…🙌
via FC Barcelona
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