Eric Abidal, in an interview for the FC Barcelona

New ambassador of the Barça

The moving better memory of Abidal with the FC Barcelona

Published:28/06/2017 - 13:04h

Updated:28/06/2017 - 13:04h

When they fulfil ten years of his signing by the FC Barcelona, Eric Abidal remembered his best moments inside the Barcelona entity. Also the worst, as his illness, and the most moving, as in which it raised the trophy of LaLiga with Tito Vilanova

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This Wednesday 28 June fulfil ten years of the signing of Éric Abidal by the FC Barcelona. The French defender arrived from the Olympique of Lyon and after months of adaptation finish imposing like a big incorporation. After all the time that was like Barcelona, enjoying, struggling, laughing and crying, Abidal now is new Barcelona ambassador. It remembers for the club his best moments in the entity.

"My father was very interested and liked him a lot Maradona, taught me videos of when it played here. This remained in my head. After having obtained a professional agreement, come to the Barça was one of the first aims", desveló.

Dream that fulfilled finally the summer of 2007, but already did a year that Abidal had put in contact with the Catalan entity. In this moment, however, his position already was cover and had to expect a season: "I Continued working for the aim and could fichar a year later".

The arrival of Abidal to the Barça

"Adapt to the life of here was not easy. First it was the language and afterwards the schedules. Here the foods do later and there were parties that began to the 10 of the night, when in France to this hour already had finish almost all".

"When I arrived I found me to a pile of legends, an authentic equipazo. I spoke with Carles Puyol and explained me how was the club. It was necessary to work hard because the requirement was very big".

The parties that more enjoyed like culé

"The classical always were split different. The 2-6 was a big result, but I of what more agree me is of the spirit of the team: work as never and the stars to do the difference".

(The semifinals against Chelsea) "Iniesta, a player that never kicks, kicked and planted it in the square. I lost me the final, but by something are in a collective sport".

His illness, with support of all the club and fans

"A luck that have had and that have all in this club is that every year we go to visit to ill boys. Go to encourage to the small, speak with his families, is a support for them"

"When they diagnosed me the illness said them to my mates that did not happen at all. You have to do his work and I before final of season will go back. But in my head the first was to recover me and afterwards go back to the terrain of game".

"I have to thank God, to my prime because without him would not be here, but also to my family, to the fans, to the club... Because only it does not achieve at all. The turn to the Camp Nou was one of the happiest days of my life. I thank him the fans for being able to live this moment".

The day of his withdrawal

"In my head neither an injury neither an illness could take me out of the field, had to be by personal fatigue, but never by an illness. They said me that there was a risk of relapse and step by step tried to recover me. Thank heaven And to the daily work could follow some years more. My woman wanted to that after the Barça left it all, but now understands me. It knew that it was able to play some years more".

His best memory, with Tito and LaLiga

"The best memory that have here is when I raised the trophy of League with Tito. Also the last party that was here, when I could take out to my prime to the half of the field. It deserved it to him. I achieved that had the applause of a lot of people and I think that represents what is the Barça. More than a club, more than a family".

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