Koeman: It's the coach who makes the orders

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FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman says he will continue to play Antoine Griezmann on the wing, despite the claims he is unhappy with his role.

Griezmann is given a more central role under Didier Deschamps, who recently revealed the forward was not happy with his position this season.

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However, Koeman is sticking to his guns and will continue deploying Griezmann on the flanks and revealed it's up to the players to find their form.

"Everyone has the right to say whatever he wants,” Koeman said, as per Goal. "I spoke to Antoine yesterday because I wanted to, not because of what he said.

"I told him I want the best for the team and I know he can play on the right side and other positions. It's up to each player to find his own best performance.

"He is already doing all he can do: he works hard, has an excellent discipline and now he must be luckier with his final touch. Against Sevilla there were a couple of times in which he could have done better.

“Regarding his positioning, I remember when I was Netherlands coach, we played against France and he was playing on the right side. It's the coach who makes the orders.”

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