​New ​Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann reportedly purchased a Nintendo Switch during La Blaugrana's summer tour of Japan and used it to know his then new teammates well and he holds competitions for the same till date.


Griezmann put in a pretty good performance at home against Real Betis but went rather invisible in Barcelona's struggles against Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna.


​AS claim that during the initial weeks since his arrival from Atletico Madrid, Griezmann established a close relationship with compatriot Ousmane Dembele and it was the winger who encouraged the new signing to acquire a Nintendo Switch and join the internal Mario Kart 8 group of Barcelona players where he plays with Sergi Roberto, Carles Alena, Dembele and Gerard Pique with the gaming helping the striker forge better relationships with his team mates.



The former Atletico Madrid striker is a well known fan of video games with dances from the successful video game Fortnite inspiring many of the his goal celebrations when he was still playing for Diego Simeone's side.


Barcelona have had to endure a difficult start to the 2018/19 La Liga season up till now but they were without their talisman Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez for the initial weeks.


However, the Argentinean maestro and the Uruguayan hitman are ​expected to return to action this weekend.