Thiago Alcantara in his stage at FC Barcelona


Thiago, about his arrival at Barça: "They told me about Madrid, but my decision was clear"

Published:30/07/2019 - 16:23h

Updated:30/07/2019 - 16:23h

Thiago Alcántara reviewed in an interview his football career since he was a child until he triumphed at Bayern Munich. The player had words of affection towards Barça, the club that gave him the opportunity to be professional

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Thiago Alcántara was during several years one of the big perla of the Masia. The Hispanic-Brazilian was called to triumph in the FC Barcelona and many thought that would finish being the relief of Andrés Iniesta or Xavi Hernández in the centre of the field. But the midfield player did not have the sufficient patience and decided to leave to the Bayern of Munich to play at the side of Pep Guardiola, that promised him more minutes of game.

In Germany has turned into one of the best means of the Bundesliga, but probably has not arrived so far as it promised in his first years. In the portal Goal have spoken with him on his career futbolística and on the way that has visited until being the footballer that is nowadays. The ex canterano barcelonista remembered how was his signing by the Barcelona and the a lot of that hit him the call of the culés.

"After a party that play against the Barcelona, my father said me 'Thiago, did not want to say it to you before, but the Barcelona wants you for the next year you what think?'", it began. "To the moment was an impact, because the Barcelona is a big team. It said me also of the Real Madrid or of other big clubs, but my decision was clear", explained the midfield player.

The international Spanish left clear that his stage in the quarry and in the first Barcelona team was an only experience and that learnt a lot of in all these years. "It thrills you play against them, learn of them, litigate with them. It is very ilusionante. Always I looked his behaviour, how were in the field and how were in the changing room. For me, this was the most important. Respect to the people by how is, no because it play to the football" affirmed.

The ex blaugrana tambiém wanted to speak of the player that more surprised him in his stage in the Masia. Surprisingly, it referred to the Israeli Gai Assulin, that never arrived to settle in First. "Had my age, and always was a go past of me, arrived to Second but afterwards lost to the professionals. At the end only it played in second and third of Spanish league, but is the player more talentoso that have seen in The Masia", commented.

Words of admiration to Guardiola

Pep Guardiola was the trainer that more trusted Thiago and his arrival to Munich was because he asked him on purpose. The mediocampista agreed of the technician of the City and him elogió to a large extent. "I think that his work of trainer is like the one of the players. When you put a player in a big team, he improvement and does also better to all his mates. With the years, has improved like technician, no only by the experience, but also because it has had better players and has been able to improve things with them in the field. Every time it is more magic, more expert, more tactical... More all", finalised.

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