Barcelona star Memphis Depay has revealed he has no regrets about moving to Barcelona, despite the Spanish giant’s difficulties both on and off the pitch. The Netherlands international also added that the club is confident to turn things around and reiterated that it is only a matter of time.
Memphis Depay came on a free transfer from Lyon to Barcelona in the summer and in doing so, according to his grandmother, has fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing for the Spanish giants, but things have not gone according to plan. The Dutch forward breathed new life into his career at Olympique Lyon in France after his failed stint at Manchester United and was the talisman for the French side. Not only that, he scored 76 goals and provided 55 assists in 178 appearances in all competitions.
But the move to Barcelona has not gone according to plan for Depay, as the responsibility to lead the attack is now placed on his shoulders following the shocking departures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann from the Camp Nou. The Netherlands international has got off to a good start, scoring three goals and providing one assist in nine games across all competitions, but it wasn’t enough to change the fortunes of the Spanish club.
Barcelona have only won once in their last six games, with results placing them ninth in the La Liga standings and lowest in the Champions League after two defeats. But despite that, Memphis reiterated that the Catalan club would reverse their form and criticized the reporter who asked him if he regretted moving to the Spanish giants.
“How can you ask? It’s Barcelona. I don’t think you understand how big this club is and what it means for a player if you move to a club like this. I would never regret it. Despite the results, I I am very happy at the club It has been a difficult time [for the team]. I don’t want to talk much about it, but people act like the season is already over. There are so many games to play,” Depay told ESPN Netherlands.
“Everything is still open. But as a player you feel responsible and you take responsibility. You care. Every player takes responsibility at Barca. Everyone is panicking and for a club like Barcelona it is a new situation. They are used to everything to win with beautiful football. This is a new situation, but I’m not worried. I’m sure we will turn things around,” he added.
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