Rivaldo claims Griezmann's arrival increases Barca's Champions League chances
- Antoine finally became a Barca player last week.
- Ex-Blaugrana player Rivaldo says the Frenchman's arrival makes Barca bigger contestants for the Champions League.
- It has been four years since Barca last won the competition.
Antoine Griezmann is about to complete his first week of training at Barcelona and recent reports claim that the Frenchman's adaptation is going even better than expected. Considering the 28-year-old's positive impact on the squad, ex-Barca player and Brazil legend Rivaldo shared his opinion on what Antoine's arrival could mean for the Catalans:
"Barcelona are always one of the favourites, they would be even without Griezmann, but it's obvious that with a player like him your chances of doing something great will increase," Rivaldo explained to Betfair.
"This means, without a doubt, winning the Champions League or at least reaching the final.
"These investments always add pressure and if Griezmann wants to avoid being questioned, it's important he knows how to manage the situation and play his best football to justify the expense."
The fans will have the chance to see Griezmann wear the Blaugrana colours on the pitch for the first time next week, as Barca are set to go on their Asian tour. The team will face Chelsea and Vissel Kobe, the current club of Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.
Rivaldo also opened up on what he makes of the current Neymar situation:
"It's clear that he isn't happy with PSG and that he regrets his decision to leave Barcelona," Rivaldo admitted.
"Things aren't so simple, PSG spent a lot of money and it's normal they don't want to let him go.
"The fans aren't happy about it, but you just have to face up to your situation and play the best you can, if you do something special in the Champions League, then the Parisian fans may calm down."
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