Cesar Azpilicueta with Chelsea


Azpilicueta is honest about his decision and Barça's interest

Published:8/08/2022 - 17:51h

Updated:8/08/2022 - 17:51h

After rejecting Barça to renew with Chelsea, César Azpilicueta has conducted an interview with the 'Daily Mail'. In it, the Navarrese confesses the reasons for his decision and what happened with the Blaugrana

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Against all prognosis, the FC Barcelona received a 'varapalo' in his planning for the next season. The Barcelona entity worked during weeks in the signing of César Azpilicueta by request expresses of Xavi Hernández, the one who saw in the navarro the ideal piece to occupy the right side of his team. However, and when it seemed that his arrival was a fact, a 'volantazo' of last moment in the negotiations finished with the defender 'planting' to the culés to extend his agreement with Chelsea.

Now, the navarro has conceded an interview to the half British 'Daily Mail' in which it has confessed in this regard of it sucedido in the 'triangle' starred by him, the 'blues' and the culés. On the renewal of his bond with the entity londinense, 'Azpi' has ensured that "am really happy. Of course, they have been some last crazy months. It feels me well continue my trip here in a new project".

Likewise, on the negotiations and the setbacks ocasionados by the sanctions to the club, César manifested that "it is true that it is a very rare situation. It was without agreement until March. I played the necessary parties for the automatic renewal, but the club still was under sanctions so all the world can speak by you and in your name. But my actions spoke by himself alone". The footballer added that it always was engaged with the club although his future was uncertain, until "they arrived the new owners and had conversations very honest. I decided that the correct was to remain me home".

On the other hand, the player affirmed that the decision on his renewal was difficult, since it was very attracted by the offer of the Barça. "The conversations were here. All what surrounds to the club. After the World-wide Glass of Clubs, where turned me into the only player in winning all the trophies, felt that it was the moment to go back to Spain", expressed, adding afterwards that "afterwards it happened everything with this club. It wanted to follow engaged with Chelsea. Never I did at all against my club. Had private conversations where said them everything".

A 'serial' abnormal

Of the same form, Azpilicueta ensured that it never had formed part of a 'serial' as the lived during this summer. "Never I have been in a situation like this of market of signings in 10 years. It was different. The last time it went in Marseilles and this time the situation of the agreement did it different because had this clause of automatic renewal. During a period was free agent and who know what could have happened. I decided to remain me in silence because I think that already there was sufficient noise to my around. It did not want to worsen the things because it wanted to concentrate me in my game", aseveró the '28'.

César affirmed that the World-wide of Clubs was a turning point in his career, due to the fact that "I encouraged me a lot to win this trophy. It was the last trophy to be able to be the only player that has won all the trophies of the club. In this moment, felt me different. In this moment, was as 'wow', have won everything for this club, so maybe it arrive a new chapter".

Equally, the defender confessed that his performance saw mermado because of the load of minutes, manifesting besides that the tiredness could have affected his decision. "It is true that in the last recess my performances were not so good as before. I paid a high price for playing of December to February. I think that I played the greater quantity of minutes and did it playing of side. This yes, am not me doing younger and is a place that demands a lot of energy each three days and play the World-wide of Clubs... I think that all the emotions, feelings and tiredness did me feel like this. The last two months was not so well physically as before", expressed.

The leader of a new era

Azplicueta Showed ilusionado by his new stage in Stamford Bridge, ensuring that from the club considered nail his continuity since they see him com the leader of the team inside and out of the terrain of game. "I am very thrilled, of the contrary would not have signed. I am very honest and had conversations with them. We express our opinions and had a meeting with the owners. They wanted to that it remained me here to direct to the team inside and out of the field", exposed.

Finally, it showed very appreciated with the entity by the assessment that have him like player and captain, in addition to confessing thrilled by the future of the square 'blue'. "It is a big gratitude for them. They were very honest and transparent from the first day. I felt the responsibility to remain me here in my house. My family is happy here. Have a new project with new players and young. I seat me well and smart to look to forward", concluded.

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