Barcelona fans blamed Antoine Griezmann for Lionel Messi’s exit, and now the France star can haunt him again in the World Cup final against Argentina

Despite Barcelona’s best attempts to keep the icon on their books once his contract expired at the conclusion of the 2020–21 season, he departed and signed with Paris Saint–Germain as a free agent. It makes sense that supporters would be angry to learn that a player who played 778 games for your team and contributed 303 assists and 672 goals would be leaving.

Everyone in the football world was shocked by the change since they were so used to seeing him wear a Barcelona jersey. Just a few days before the 2021/22 season began, Messi left, and when the players showed up at practise to complete their campaign-related preparations, some supporters turned their attention to fellow star Antoine Griezmann.

A video shows the Frenchman, who has since returned to Atletico Madrid, driving towards the practise field as some Barcelona supporters yell, “Messi se ha ido por tu culpa!” You may interpret this as “Messi left because of you!” and shows how angry the supporters are with the forward after losing perhaps their finest player in club history.

Many people believe Greizmann’s compensation package had an effect on Messi’s decision to play his club football in Paris after a painful exit since a new deal was not realistic for their long-term future. Despite spending more than £150 million on new acquisitions during the summer transfer window, Barcelona are still believed to be suffering from their financial problems.

Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski are just two of those moving to the Camp Nou. With France and Argentina poised to play in the World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday, Griezmann could feel that he has a chance to avenge those who mistreated him in 2021. Les Bleus are in their second final in a row after defeating Croatia 4-2 to win it the first time around in 2018.

winning twice Argentina last won the championship in 1986, and the last time they came close to doing so was during a defeat to Germany in extra time eight years ago. Griezmann’s effort throughout the tournament has helped France get to the final despite not exactly lighting up the globe with their performances.

With five goals, Kylian Mbappe shares the competition’s scoring lead with none other than Lionel Messi, who has been instrumental in his nation’s development.

The South Americans have pushed hard against stiff competition to reach the final after suffering a shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia in their opening game. With a win on Sunday, Messi will firmly establish himself as one of the finest to ever do it.

Barcelona supporters, who accomplished so much for the team during his long 21-year tenure with the Catalan team, will undoubtedly give their club legend unwavering support.