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THE GOODBYE OF BELARUS PLAYER

Hleb says 'goodbye' regretful of his past at Barça: "I behaved like a fool"

Published:24/03/2020 - 19:14h

Updated:26/03/2020 - 17:12h

Alexander Hleb played for FC Barcelona two seasons in which he failed to show his best level. The Belarusian retires this season from active football and clarified that he regrets a lot about how he faced his time at Barça

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In July of 2008, the FC Barcelona of Joan Laporta decided to incorporate to Alexander Hleb by 15 million euros and other two by aims. The Byelorussian arrived of the Arsenal, where had triumphed beside Wenger and Cesc Fàbregas, with the one who formed a big couple in the centre of the field. In the Barça had the mission to take a step forward in his career and consolidate in a team of legend, but finish leaving by the rear door.

The one of Minsk did not have a lot of opportunities to show his quality, but when it had them neither took advantage of them. Besides, had too many problems with the injuries and finish fracasando in the only year that happened there. The Barcelona did with the triplete, but Hleb hardly had importance in the achievement of the three titles and went in 2009 to the Stuttgart yielded. After happening a year in the Bundesliga, where triumphed before arriving to the Premier League, the Barcelona looked for him another cession, this time in England, to play in the Birmingham during the campaign 2010/2011.

In 2012, without place in the group culé, was loaned to the Wolfsburgo, where only lasted until December by injury. At the end, it finish going free of the Barça arriving to an agreement to terminate his agreement in January of 2012. When it arrived in 2008 it was a player with quality, polivalencia and character as to do a gap in the rotation barcelonista. The reality, nevertheless, was very distinct and the exigecia of the Barça was too much for the Byelorussian, that years afterwards, having announced already his withdrawal, remembers his go through the City Condal with bitterness.

"I same comported me like a silly in my go through the Barça. The community was very good. Wail have not learnt to speak Spanish", began saying, holding responsible of his bad experience in Barcelona. The mediapunta also referred to Pep Guardiola, that did not give him a lot of ball in spite of having it asked he. "Guardiola Is a big technician, but is truth that debuted like trainer of the first team. It wanted fast successes. When eleven footballers play to big level, no longer want to change", explained in an interview to 'EFE'.

The international by Byelorussia has announced that will hang the boots this campaign to the 38 years in the Raión Isloch Minsk of his country. Doing memory and incidiendo in his Barcelona past, Hleb wanted to stand out that for him was a pleasure share changing room with the legends with which coincided in the Barça. "Train with them is incredible, is the cosmos. Memory in the trainings to Xavi. It did not commit any failure How is possible?", it said, with a smile of ear to ear.

Satisfied with his career

Although his career in the súper elite practically finish in the 2008 when it arrived to Can Barça, the one of Minsk is satisfied with his path. The only but that aims is to have not been able to play a tournament of selections with his country, Byelorussia. "Had a big career. I committed a pair of errors, but save good memories of all the clubs. The Barcelona was the best team of the world and in the Arsenal was very happy. Although my elder weigh is to have not contested any tournament of nations with Byelorussia. Represent to your country in a Eurocopa or a World-wide is a big honour", concluded.

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