Barcelona Midfielder Andre Gomes Gives A Heartbreaking Interview About His Current Situation


Gomes, who joined Barca from Valencia for a fee of up to 55 million euros ($68 million) in July 2016, has faced heavy criticism from media and supporters and told Spanish magazine Panenka that life at Barca had become a "bit of a hell".

"I am not enjoying what I am doing".

"The first six months were pretty good but then things changed". Thinking too much hurts me, because I think about the bad things.

"In training, I'm relaxed". I feel comfortable around my teammates. My team-mates help me a lot but things don't work out the way they want them to work out.

"On more than one occasion I have not wanted to leave the house". I close myself off. "You have a fear of going on the street out of embarrassment".

Meanwhile, Chelsea were forced to a 1-1 draw by Barcelona in the first leg match of their Champions League round of 16 played at the Stamford Bridge.

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Gomes said the loss of confidence also affected his training sessions. "So, what I do is I don't talk to anyone, I don't annoy anyone", said the former Benfica midfielder.

"Players and coaches are [generally] careful not to show any insecurity or weakness and André has done so, which is courageous, but it is not new and he is not the only one - it has happened to us all in one way or another and we have to find ways of confronting that and carrying on", Valverde added.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said he would prefer it if Iniesta was able to take part in the game, given it's a stage which deserves the world's best players.

Gomes will most likely jump at the chance to leave his nightmarish Camp Nou spell behind, and West Ham could be willing to offer him an escape route having shown interest in bringing him to the London Stadium on loan in January as reported by the Mail. "If we want to achieve important things we have to do it together". I think he's ready.

"We work with him as well as all the professionals at the club".