Messi squashes talk of problems with Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann revealed he and Lionel Messi are yet to form much of a relationship, but the latter says there is no issue.

Lionel Messi eased concerns about his relationship with Antoine Griezmann, insisting there is no problem between the Barcelona pair despite the Frenchman claiming they were yet to connect.

Griezmann – who arrived from Atletico Madrid in the off-season – added that neither player talks a huge amount and so it had been “difficult” to bond, though Messi insists there are no genuine issues between them.

“Obviously we have no problem,” Messi told reporters. “There is a good relationship with everyone, we are united.

“We were aware that the moment was not the best, we needed this victory to get on track so from now we can go up [a level].”