Former Blaugrana player Jeremy Mathieu has come out to reveal he sees great similarities between himself and Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.
As he left Camp Nou after the weekend draw against Cadiz, Lenglet was video’d in tears, in which he gave away a late penalty and thus meant that Barcelona lost two more points in the title race of LaLiga Santander.
“I had a very bad time in my last year with Barcelona,” Mathieu told RAC1. “I felt that the defeat in Turin was my fault.
“But I don’t understand why they went for me as eleven players play football. I felt alone in the dressing room. No one offered support. For me, that’s not football.
“Everyone is killing Lenglet now, and I know what that’s like. He has to try and be positive and to turn it around, and try his best.”
Another Barcelona player who has come in for criticism, is Antoine Griezmann, who hasn’t shown his Atletico Madrid form since moving to the Blaugrana.
“He isn’t at the level he was at Atletico,” Mathieu went on. “I think he was wrong to sign for Barcelona.
“At Atletico he was an important piece of the team, and I don’t know if he has that place at Barcelona.”