Xavier Mbuyamba, with his agent and Patrick Kluivert / FCB


Mbuyamba, ex Barça: "He was a good coach, but Víctor Valdés was crazy"

Published:22/09/2020 - 07:59h

Updated:22/09/2020 - 13:01h

Xabier Mbuyamba, current player of Chelsea, pronounced in a recent interview on his brief go through the quarry of the FC Barcelona. The Dutch hardly played in his only season in the Barça, but coincided with Víctor Valdés, of the that spoke

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Xabier Mbuyamba was one of the big bets of the FC Barcelona and of Patrick Kluivert for the quarry in the summer of 2019. The culés incorporated pertinent of the Arsenal to the promising central Dutch of 1,95 to play in the juvenile. The defender took in adapting and the club did not finish at all convinced with his performance, by what decided not expanding his agreement and allowed that it went free.

The Dutch joined does some months to Chelsea, that seems that it trusts his progression to half and long term. With so alone 18 years, the defender has some spectacular conditions to be able to turn into an important player, but in the Barça did not finish satisfied with him and preferred to leave him go out. Now, in London, initiates a new stage, but follows remembering very well it sucedido in his only year like culé.

In an interview in the program 'Andy in of car', presented by the ex player Andy go der Meyde, Mbuyamba spoke of his stage in the City Condal. Between other things, the defender referred to the that went his trainer during a brief period of time in the juvenile, Víctor Valdés. The one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat finish being sacked very soon by the Barça by his methods of work, although the Dutch saves a good memory of him.

"I think that it was a good trainer. Really it knows what want to, but sometimes this is not what want other people", said, justifying his exit of the club. Nevertheless, the international 'oranje' in inferior categories recognised that the ex guardameta was very peculiar and even dared to say in tone jokingly that "was crazy". To explain , Xabier explained a history in which the Catalan did something inaudito for almost any technician.

The 'crazy' anecdote of Valdés that explains Mbuyamba

"They began the season playing the Otten Cup that organises the PSV Eindhoven. They lost in the semifinals and had to play the third and fourth place, but decided to withdraw and not to play it. They went home. And this happened before arriving I to the team. It was crazy", ensured the defender 'blue'. This point of madness and his tremendo character did that it bumped with Kluivert, director of the basic football of the Barça.

The ex Dutch forward demanded that Valdés was more in the marked line by the club and by him same, whereas the ex goalkeeper denied . Víctor wanted to do the coaas to his way and work as it believed timely and everything finished with a big bronca that finish with the ex put in the street. The own Mbuyamba explains it and recognises this scuffle to his way. "It put in a small fight in the team", affirmed.

Finally, the defender explained an anecdote with Leo Messi in a training with the first team and praised to Frenkie of Jong, with the one who did good crumbs. "I trained once with the first team and was something genial. Messi seated to my side in the training and did not dare me neither to look it. That day spoke a bit with Frenkie and also with Ter Stegen. Of Jong is a big type, coincided by the city with him quite often", finalised.

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