Jérémy Mathieu in a match of Barça in the Champions League


The confession of Mathieu: "I did not want to go to Barça, I was afraid and I had some doubts"

Published:25/07/2020 - 10:40h

Updated:25/07/2020 - 10:40h

Jérémy Mathieu retired several weeks ago, and in an interview he has made a confession about his past. The french has revealed that despite his success at the Camp Nou, he did not want to go to Barça because he was afraid and had some doubts

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Jérémy Mathieu put an end to his career does some weeks, and has done balance of his path in an interview. To his 36 years, the French doubted on what do with his future and a grave injury cleared the way, since it forced him to clear his ideas and assume that it touched to hang the boots. Faithful to his character, the defender has confessed that in his happened also existed several incógnitas very important.

In some statements for the official means of the Sporting of Portugal, group in which militó the last three seasons, the one of Luxeuil-them-Bains has surprised admitting that it did not want to fichar by the FC Barcelona. As it is evident, has given his arguments, and has finish taking out positive conclusions of a stage in which it knew to do cost to conquer six titles to the orders of Luis Enrique.

"In Valencia happened the best moments of my career. It is where was happier. I went me by fault of the president. It did not want to go to Barcelona because in Mestalla was the captain. The proposal arrived when it felt me very happy and very important. Had a bit of fear to go to the Barça because it did not believe to be to the height. Had doubts", has explained, revealing that something similar sucedió when it began to despuntar in the Souchaux and descartó to the Milan to sign by the Toulouse: "it Knew that it did not have the level of the other and did not want to give the too fast jump. I wanted to go little by little".

The Frenchman ensures that when it knew of the interest of the culés gave him an opportunity to the 'che', but did not attain an agreement: "they did Me the proposal of the Barcelona and to the three of the morning did an agreement I same and went me to see to the president and to the sportive director. I said them that if they gave me this, remained me, but said me that they could not. By 200.000 euros to the year. They said me that they did not want to give me more and I said, as I go me to the Barça".

"They said that it did not play a lot, but I participated in 56% of the parties and won all the possible titles. The first year was spectacular", remembers the carrilero, that coexisted with the criticisms and the doubts on his performance but contested 91 commitments, 6.264 minutes and contributed four goals and three assistances. To his list of winners, besides, added two Leagues, three Glasses of Rey and a Supercopa of Spain.

Triumph in the Camp Nou is not easy

Mathieu is another signing fallido half that shows that triumph in the Camp Nou is not easy. His performance was upper to the of other stars that did not attain to consolidate, and that they had to do the cases ahead of time. After him, others like André Gomes, yerry Mina or Philippe Coutinho saw abocados to the failure without accumulating so many successes. The Barça follows showing that the requirement is maximum.

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