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Oscar Mingueza admits he did not win over Xavi at Barcelona

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Former Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza has mentioned that he needed to go away the membership as a result of he was unable to persuade head coach Xavi that he may play on the stage required of him.

Mingueza, a product of Barça’s La Masia youth academy, not too long ago left the Blaugrana for fellow La Liga aspect Celta Vigo.

The 23-year-old, who’s able to enjoying wherever throughout the again line, made 27 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona final season, however with the likes of Andreas Christensen and Jules Kounde coming by the Camp Nou doorways, sport time was going to be tougher to return by.

Talking to Cadena SER, Mingueza admitted he knew he must go away as a result of he was not going to play – a matter that Xavi spelled out fairly clearly to him.

“My determination was clear after they informed me I needed to go away as a result of I wasn’t going to play a lot in any respect,” Mingueza mentioned.

“When Xavi arrived he informed us what he needed. You are enjoying and I did not have my greatest video games. But when a coach would not such as you, it is laborious to play once more.”

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Footage has emerged in current days of match-going Barcelona supporters whistling and heckling Martin Braithwaite as a consequence of his unwillingness to go away regardless of the membership’s ongoing monetary disaster. Mingueza mentioned that Blaugrana followers are demanding and that there’s at all times stress when enjoying for the membership.

“At Barcelona you need to act like a veteran, even in case you’re younger,” he added. “You must exit and win and play nicely, having the ball. It was the utmost, the highest. It was no excuse.

“The followers are demanding, I do not know if in the long run they handled me excessively, however it would not matter anymore. I had a great season with [Ronald] Koeman and gave the whole lot the 2 years I used to be within the first staff.”

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