Barcelona Transfer News: Barca's Motto Deserves Criticism with Recent Sale
When Barcelona sold Bojan Krkic, it was the end to a painful chapter in the young player's career.
Krkic loved the Catalan giants with every fiber of his being, but when he became frustrated with his lack of impact on the club's biggest successes, a wedge was driven between the player and the European champions.
It culminated with a sale to Roma, and Krkic has spoken out against his former club, ripping their visage to shreds.
Per Tribal Football:
"As a fan Pep Guardiola is the best coach in the world, but personally things happened to me that hurt me and I can't say the same thing," Bojan said in a press conference.
"I haven't spoken with him since the Champions League final through my own choice.
"I am still smarting from the final in London. Winning the Champions League final was important to me and it hurt me a lot that I didn't play. It was the second time it happened to me.
"He (Guardiola) wasn't fair with me on several occasions and that is one of the reasons that I decided to leave.
"I spoke with Pep (Guardiola) a lot but things between him and I weren't very clear and what was clear was that I wasn't playing."
Needless to say, these claims don't do much for Barcelona's "more than a club" motto.
If Barca wanted to live up to those claims, then they would have been more clear with Krkic about their direction for his career. It should have never gotten to the point where the player and manager had broken off communication.
Even if it did get to that point, Barcelona should have found a way to bridge the gap between the two sides and come to some sort of understanding. Krkic still might have been sold, but it would have been on better terms than this.
The player could have handled it better than he did, but Barcelona should have given him a straight answer in the first place.
Barcelona says they're more than a club, but now they have to live up to it, otherwise, the situation with Krkic will happen time and time again.
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