Barcelona, March 17: Former Arsenal star footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed he did not expect to have any problems adjusting to the Camp Nou culture and said he feels comfortable at Barcelona.
“This club has done so many good things. Winning the Champions League and many cups. If I can give you a memory of Barcelona, it is their game against Paris. Everybody watched that game. I was watching Barcelona and the players they had. “. in the past with Neymar, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho,” he said.
“Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I was very happy that the club was interested in me and that is why I chose to come here and I think it is a great challenge for me and I am happy to come here.” Aubameyang explained.
The Gabon international was able to leave Arsenal for free in January after being stripped of the captaincy in north London.
“It was easy to get in, everyone was welcoming me. My father has lived here in Barcelona for three years, I’m used to coming here. They welcomed me very well. This is a good group. I’ve known it since day 1. Continue with them It’s nice. Everyone has been very nice,” Aubameyang said.
“Like I said, it’s a big challenge for me. I’m here to help the team and I also know that they are in a difficult moment, but at the same time I know that it is a great club and they will come back.” the best, that’s why I did my best to come here. It looks like it looks from the outside, it’s a great club. I am enjoying every day here,” he added.
“I’m a guy who has traveled a lot since I was a kid. So, I’m used to going everywhere and trying to adapt very quickly. And I’m lucky for that, to tell you the truth. I think it’s asking us to put a lot of intensity into it. game to win, I think in 2022, you have to put intensity and this is what we do every training every day. And therefore we get the result as well, but also, he knows how to have fun in training as well, so you can see it on the page when you play, you enjoy playing, you enjoy defending, you enjoy attacking,” said Aubameyang, who won an FA Cup for Arsenal and finished as the joint top scorer in the league in the 2018-19 season.
Aubameyang lavished praise on Barca coach Xavi, saying he is one of the best coaches in the sport.
“Yeah, he’s great. I think from day one he talked to me a lot. We’re watching a lot of videos to learn but also to improve. So yeah, I think he’s great. He called me, I remember before I joined, and I was happy to have him on the phone. And obviously I’m happy to be here with him,” he said.
The Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be broadcast live on March 21 at 1:30 am on MTV & Voot Select.