Eric Olhats lambasted the Argentine’s perspective as ‘deplorable’ however he now says his views have been primarily based on media hypothesis moderately than inside data
The former adviser of Antoine Griezmann has written an open letter apologising for comments he made concerning the Frenchman’s relationship with Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.
Eric Olhats launched a scathing attack on Messi, reigniting the dialog concerning the relationship between the 2 and leaving a weary Messi to complain: “I’m tired of always being everyone’s problem at the club.”
Olhats had informed France Football of Messi: “He’s on the similar time emperor and monarch, and he didn’t see Antoine’s arrival with eye.
“His attitude has been deplorable, he made him feel that. I’ve always heard Antoine say there’s no problem with Messi, but never the other way around.”
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Griezmann’s uncle, Emmanuel Lopes, publicly weighed in on the problem, accusing Messi of not working onerous sufficient in coaching and saying Griezmann knew he wouldn’t be successful at Barca after solely six months on the membership.
Now, Olhats has mentioned he didn’t even have any inside data earlier than giving his interview, he disagrees with each Lopes and Barca coach Ronald Koeman’s comments on the scenario, and he regrets having intensified the media’s focus on Griezmann.
In an open letter printed in Marca, Olhats mentioned: “Firstly, I need to make it very clear that Antoine Griezmann NEVER knowledgeable me about this topic.
“The comments that I made in France Football have been primarily based on a scenario that was put ahead by varied media retailers throughout final season. I perceive that my comments are subjective and that I might even be mistaken. For that, I’m the one one accountable.
“I additionally need to clarify that I do not agree with the comments made by the participant’s uncle concerning the supposed variations between Griezmann and Messi.
“For some time, particularly since three years in the past, I have never maintained a relationship with Antoine, nor do I kind a part of his household’s internal circle, regardless of what some have mentioned within the media.
“In response to the comments from Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, who labelled the problem as nonsense, I perceive that he’s defending his membership and his gamers, however he is not absolutely correct in two issues.
“One is when he speaks about me as a shopper when describing my relationship with Griezmann. There was by no means a contractual relationship between us. I wasn’t his agent. I used to be his technical advisor, however I imagine this grants me legitimacy to categorical my opinion with out having to ask anyone’s permission.
“He also says he hasn’t seen any problem between the players since he arrived. The majority of these problems took place last season when he wasn’t the coach. Aware that the victim in all of this issue is Antoine Griezmann, I sincerely regret this and I am sorry. This will be my last comment on the issue.”