Bartomeu and Zubizarreta in the presentation of Luis Enrique like trainer of the FC Barcelona

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Zubizarreta Gives the keys of because the Barça fichó to Luis Enrique

Published:23/04/2016 - 07:36h

Updated:23/04/2016 - 07:36h

The one who went sportive director of the FC Barcelona Andoni Zubizarreta spoke long and tended of the Barcelona group, of his exit and of the election of Luis Enrique like technician does two campaigns in an interview for "The World"

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It was the head of Turkish chosen to calm the situation after the defeat in Anoeta in front of the Real Sociedad the past 2014-2015. With his dismissal of the FC Barcelona seems that it arrived the calm but Andoni Zubizarreta affirms to have alone "sense" after abandoning the entity. The one who went goalkeeper and sportive director of the Barça reviewed in a calm interview for "The World" his go through the team of the City Condal like director, his exit and also the reason of the election of Luis Enrique like trainer of the first team.

"(About his exit) Follow digesting the subject by parts. It is something that think that is surpassed but goes back always. I felt me only. In a moment in that we had lost in Anoeta and there was a lot of barullo in the Barça, leave you as when in carnivals take out to this character so that all the world know who is the manager. It produces when a big entity like the Barcelona says you goodbye. The same when being player, to the turn of Athens, said me that it did not follow. You are it is an institution like the Barça and an hour afterwards see you without umbrella, and besides, after Anoeta rained a lot", commented the Basque.

"We were to three points of the Madrid and classified for eighth of Champions. It was not dramatic, but somebody had to fall to the water and was I. I am not so pretentious as to say that in five years all did well, but look backwards and see that the work that did was at least similar to the of which did it before that we", finish adding.

In spite of his exit and the controversy with some that another signing like Vermaelen or Douglas, "Zubi" was the main culprit of the arrival of Luis Enrique to the bench blaugrana. Like this it explains the signing of the Asturian: "That why I proposed him like technician? It had been in the Barça B, knew perfectly at first hand to the generation of young players that came. It knows the idea of the Barça, how competes, as it trains. Also we needed more energy, new batteries and a trainer with this character and personality. It was recognizable for our people. All this more his predisposition to come."

On the tensions of "Struggle" with the press does not think that there is any problem, as direct to the Barça involves a lot of pressure and is something that to other trainers also has loaded them of tension. "The tension to manage a club like the Barça does that these things happen. I have seen it to him to Luis Enrique, to Pep, to Tito, to Martino; also to Johan Cruyff in determinate moments, and even to Rijkaard, that was a very calm type. I do not give him importance", said.

Finally, it spoke on his worst moment inside the team blaugrana, the loss of Tito Vilanova. "The most difficult was his illness. Memory two moments, one when it already was trainer of the first team. We took the holidays of Navidad, went to happen a routine review and detected him that it had reproduced him the cancer. This impact to see to somebody with life, happy, that went first with his team in the League, after the transition with Pep, and results that all this turns 180 degrees in a flash. Afterwards, when to the following summer did the press conference in pre-season and a day afterwards Rosell called me to say me that it had reproduced the illness. Afterwards his loss. You darse that we work in the football, signings, parties, but that by half there are people; that the emotions do not manage . Because while it was there is a big restlessness, and is speaking of who goes to be the new trainer, you are with the person. Tito did not want that it knew at all, until his son returned of United States. There are different dimensions, but in cases like these it is necessary to respect especially to the patient, and this information is absolutely private and manages like him wants to. It was an enormous loss", concluded.

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