Wednesday, 12 August 2015

I don't want to leave Barcelona - Hero of the night says amid rumours of Manchester United transfer

Pedro has denied claims that he has asked to leave Barcelona but admits he remains in a "difficult situation".
The 28-year-old was omitted from the Catalan giants' starting XI for Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup clash with Sevilla in Tbilisi, with the club's technical secretary Robert Fernandez telling TV3 that the winger had asked to leave the club.Despite coming off the bench to score a dramatic extra-time winner in a 5-4 Barca win, Pedro appeared reluctant to join the rest of Luis Enrique's squad in the trophy celebrations, fuelling speculation that he is set to complete a long-awaited move to Manchester United to fill the void left by Angel di Maria.
But when questioned on his situation after the match, Pedro rebuked Fernandez for commenting publicly and insisted that his feelings are more complicated than simply wanting to leave Camp Nou.
"I am not completely happy in the situation. Robert Fernandez said something he doesn't know. I spoke with the captains, the president, the coach... just a few seconds with him. I don't understand why he said I asked to leave using these words, he doesn't know how I feel in this team.
"I will always be a Barcelona supporter, no matter what finally happens.
"When there are rumours that I can leave it is not an easy situation for me. I have always tried to give my best to the club. I am ambitious and I want to play as much as possible.
"I was angry when I knew I had to stay on the bench, having had a chance with Neymar's illness.
"I don't want to leave Barcelona but it is a complicated situation. It is not a money question, but a continuity question. I want to play. Luis Enrique preferred other players and I have been waiting a lot of time."
When questioned about omitting Pedro from his starting XI after the match, Luis Enrique replied: "Pedro couldn't train two days ago for a muscular pain and we already know his situation.
"I chose what I thought was best and I would make the same decision again."

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