Mathieu: i did not desire to join Barcelona to heat the workbench

Jeremy Mathieu had been finalized by Barcelona in 2014 to give you protective address to both the main and complete back areas, however the Frenchman has admitted which he was not interested in the theory.

He had been a figure that is key Valencia and knew that he would be playing a bit part role with the Catalan giants.

“I didn’t want to go to Barcelona,” he told L’Equipe.

“When they approached me (in 2014), I was captain of Valencia, I was enjoying my life there and I was wondering: ‘Am I going to polish the bench at Barcelona?'()” when we received the agreement they offered me personally, we received up a fresh agreement, by which there clearly was a salary well worth someplace between the main one I’d in those days together with one which Barcelona offered me.

“we showed this fake agreement to Valencia’s sporting manager

Rufete, telling him: me this, I’ll stay if you give. He replied: ‘That shouldn’t be a problem’. [Francisco]”We got together with the president

, who refused. Rufete couldn’t believe it.[Amadeo Salvo]”I tore the paper up and told them I’m leaving.”

His time at Barcelona was not as rosy as it was at

Valencia.“I scored an goal that is own Barcelona against Villarreal (in a 2-2 attract March 2016),” he recalled.

“From a large part, i did not understand ball come, it bounced down my upper body and went in. Afterward, all of the Spanish journalists crushed me, as on purpose.”

Mathieu if I had done it spoke of many other things, including his toughest opponent.

“Diego Costa! You are given by him little knocks to give you from the game. He measures in your feet, apologises and starts once more straight away a while later,” he stated.

“He ends up aggravating you, you react and you receive a card.”

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