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Puyol has had offers to return to active football

Published:2/08/2019 - 09:25h

Updated:2/08/2019 - 09:25h

Carles Puyol, one of the most mythical former soccer players in the history of FC Barcelona, ​​was honest in an in-depth interview with Lluís Canut, on TV3

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Carles Puyol is one of the most important footballers of the history of the FC Barcelona, since it was the captain in the most glorious period to level of titles, although also in many others. This Thursday at night, sinceró in the program of TV3 'Quan s'turn off els llums', in a conversation with the journalist Lluís Canut.

The legendary ex Barcelona captain recognised, during the interview, that, although pertinent of lower leagues, has had several offers to go back to the football in active since it withdrew . "I have had proposed each season to go back to play in lower leagues, but the intensity put it to me I and if I can not compete to the maximum level does not cost me", ensured.

In spite of that his physical problems carried him to the withdrawal, Puyol recognised that it still misses to play. "During these five years have enjoyed of the family. The football demands to be to the 100 %, is football, football, football. And even so, sincerely, still I miss it. For me the football was it all, until training. It has been a gift have this profession and play in the Barça, the team of my heart", commented.

"Leave my charge in the Barça did not have at all that see with the resignation of Zubizarreta"

Although it won a World-wide with Spain, recognised that it thrilled him more the first Champions League that won with the Barça -the second of the history of the club- in 2006. "Win the World-wide is the most important that can happen him to a footballer to level of selection, but I remain me with the Champions of Paris because for me the Barça is more important that everything, is what more seat. And win the Champions of 2006 was special. Win a World-wide a League have a lot of repercussion, but I remain me with the final of Paris", said.

This yes, the best period that lived like player was with Pep Guardiola in the bench, achieving a triplete historical. "We win the triplete in 2009. It is the best period that lived like footballer. We came to win the Eurocopa with Luis Aragonese, that also was very important, a revolution for the Spanish football. There is a before and an afterwards", explained.

How no, it was unavoidable to speak on the 'Iniestazo' in Stamford Bridge in the semifinals of Champions of 2009. "I could not play that party of semifinal of Champions by sanction. It was seeing the party with Estiarte in the terracing. Chelsea was upper, but I said him 'Manel, tranquiilo, that will have a', calm that will have a'. And then Andresito put it and begin to jump all", aimed.

Also it spoke on how it influenced Gerard Hammered in his career. "I hammered it is like a brother for me. I have understood me a lot with him inside and out of the field. And had a lot of discussions. I hammered it changed me the character. We came of a very complicated period in the Barça and he taught me to that it also is necessary to enjoy, that does not happen at all for going to dine a day with friends", recognised.

The illness of Abidal

Puyol Also explained the decision to leave him raise the Champions League to Eric Abidal, after everything it sucedido with his illness. "When they diagnosed him the cancer to Abidal was a stick for the changing room. It is very hard to find something like this in a changing room, but was he the one who always encouraged us, the one who threw of the car and the one who removed him iron to the problem. Therefore it was he the one who deserved raise this Champions", sentenced.

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