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Post by Winter is Coming on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:43 pm

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has hit out at his former club Barcelona for not having confidence in his ability.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who swapped the Camp Nou for the Allianz Arena in July 2013, described his new club as the "best in the world" and revealed that he was happy with his decision to join Die Roten after feeling increasingly undervalued in Catalunya.

"My decision [to come to Bayern] was wonderful. It was about the leadership. I got the impression at Barca that they didn't believe in me," Thiago told Kicker

"The club are the best in the world, it's great to play in the Bundesliga."

The Spain international re-joined former Barca boss Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich and the 43-year-old's management of the Bavarian giants has led to comparisons between the two clubs.

However, Thiago stressed that both clubs remain unique and praised Guardiola's ability to convey ideas to his players.

He said: "Barca will never be Bayern and Bayern will never be Barca. [Pep] brings us his ideas about football and manages to pass on his skills to the local players."

Despite his criticism of Barcelona, Thiago revealed his admiration of his former team mate, Xavi and explained that he views his compatriot as something to aspire to.

"Xavi is the benchmark for me. When I see him, my jaw drops," he said. "I hope I can give football a little bit of what Xavi gave football."

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Harmonica on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:55 pm

More like a he didn't believe in Barca, and fled to glory hunt to easier pastures tail between his legs.
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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by futbol on Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:10 pm

Scrub. We have Fabregas who is 10000000 times better.

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Post by Valkyrja on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:03 pm

Fußball wrote:Scrub. We have Fabregas who is 10000000 times better.


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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Winter is Coming on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:33 pm

Fußball wrote:Scrub. We have Fabregas who is 10000000 times better.


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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Donuts on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:56 pm

Tito / Boards fault..
clearly he went to follow Pep who was the one who trusted him the most.

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by CBarca on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:22 pm

Such an absolute shame.

The trouble we have now and the trouble we will go through because we let this young player (the best young player in the world) go... :facepalm:

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Donuts on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:57 pm

I wouldn't go as far as overrate him as the best young player, but he is certainly a player we would need right this moment.
Neymar / Gotze have shown more promise.

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Winter is Coming on Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:28 am

^He's completely different compared to the two.

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Donuts on Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:47 am

aren't all players different?
Thiago is in my opinion the best youngster in the CM spot, but to say the best youngster of all positions i would say that's a bit of a stretch.

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by CBarca on Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:48 am

Perhaps a hyperbole on my part. One of the best is might be more apt, but I rate him on par with the likes of Neymar and Gotze.
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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by MaraVilla on Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:20 am

cant blame him for leaving. the board and tito  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: 

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by Thimmy on Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:18 am

@MaraVilla wrote:cant blame him for leaving. the board and tito  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: 

Speaking of tito.. who's that woman in your signature? Smile

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Post by windkick on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:49 am

Kinda annoying to be honest. The way everything went down.

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by neuro11 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:33 am

Every now and then the lad will say something about his former club, and we will cry how our board let the best young talent go. probably he reads this forum regularly.....
waiting for the time to move on  :coffee: 

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Re: Barcelona didn't believe in me, claims Thiago

Post by alexjanosik on Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:13 pm

Not surprising that he views Xavi as his idol and benchmark.He has modelled a lot of his game on Xavi.
Out of all the blunders we have made,this will turn out to be the biggest.We had a readymade Xavi replacement and let him go.

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