“I had a very bad time at Barca last year,” the defender, who retired in summer 2020, told Catalan radio station RAC1.
Especially the 3-0 defeat in the Champions League against Juventus Turin left his memory badly.
Mathieu compares the situation with Lenglet
The Frenchman continued: “I felt alone in the locker room, nobody supported me, and for me this is not football.”
Clemens Lenglet, who owed a late penalty against Cádiz on Sunday in La Liga, would be similar. “Everyone is killing Lenglet, I know how it is. He has to try to be positive to turn the tide and do his best,” said Mathieu.
Griezmann “made a mistake”
The 37-year-old also commented on the situation of another compatriot: Antoine Griezmann.
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“He’s not at the level he was at Atlético Madrid,” said Mathieu: “Personally, I think he made a mistake when he signed for Barca. He was a very important player at Atlético and I know not whether he is at Barcelona. “