Griezmann addresses Lionel Messi rift 
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Griezmann addresses Lionel Messi rift 

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has dismissed talk of a rift with teammate Lionel Messi. 

There have been reports claiming that Messi and Griezmann don't see eye-to-eye, but the Frenchman has rubbished the rumors. The 29-old-year has distanced himself from comments about his Barcelona team-mate from his former agent and his uncle.

"I said during my presentation that I didn't want to talk other than on the pitch, because I'm like that, I talk best with the ball in my feet, but now it's time to put things in their place," he told Movistar. "I have been putting up with comments for a long while and now it's time to say enough.

"My agent is my sister, but she doesn't speak. Neither do my parents. As no one speaks, Eric [Olhats] offers an opinion but that can do a lot of damage and create doubts about my relationship with Leo. Leo knows I have a lot of respect for him. I learn from him.

"My uncle doesn't know how football works. A journalist wants a phrase out of you... I told Leo I have nothing to do with them, I don't speak to them.

"But at the same time if I don't speak publicly I give these people a chance to do it for me. There's always something wrong, if it's not about Leo then it's about the future president, or maybe if I'm going to leave in January...

"So eventually I can't enjoy myself, feel comfortable, get up in the morning and think that everything is okay. But hopefully, after this interview, things will quieten down."

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