FC Barcelona's attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann will never be as good as the partnership between Messi, Suarez and former Blaugrana star Neymar, according to a club legend.
In his weekly Betfair column, former Brazil superstar Rivaldo shared his belief that Barcelona's current attack will not reach the same heights as the one that had come before it.
"Barca's new attacking trio, of Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann, is giving some good signs and showing it can work in the future, but I don't believe it will reach Messi, Suarez, Neymar level," Rivaldo said.
"Neymar is a distinctive player who creates a lot of assists, scores many goals and takes control of the game when needed thanks to his personality.
"That's something Griezmann doesn't have yet, and even though he has scored goals already, he hasn't fully adapted to his new team's style of play.
"It could be a while before we see him playing at the same level as we saw for many years at Atletico Madrid.
"He is not yet irreplaceable in the team and keeps being subbed before the end of matches. That doesn't happen to Messi or Suarez.
"Even when they are not playing well, they stay on the pitch thanks to their status and ability to make the difference at any time."
Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid at the start of the season for a reported transfer fee of €120 million (R1.9 billion), and has scored four goals in 11 appearances for the club thus far.
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