Thiago rejects comparisons with Xavi and Iniesta

first_imgBayern München midfielder Thiago Alcantara revealed that he never liked the comparisons with both Xavi and Andres Iniesta.There had always been a feeling that Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara never reached the full extent of his abilities, there was also a misconception that he was Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta’s true heir at Barcelona.Back when he started his career with the Catalan club, the style of play that Thiago Alcantara had, invited everyone to think that he could actually take over Barcelona midfield when Xavi and Iniesta retired.But when he started noticing that everybody began to compare him to those two legends of the game, Thiago immediately rejected this notion and always went directly against it.The reason he left the Catalan club when he did, has a lot more to do with how little he played with Xavi and Iniesta leading the club during their golden years.Even if both midfielders were already veterans inside the squad, there was very little that Alcantara could do in order to get the minutes he always wanted and when Guardiola invited him to Bayern, he took the offer and never looked back.Today, Thiago Alcantara is one of Bayern München’s most important players and he has enjoyed his fair share of success with the German giants.📻 @Thiago6 explica los motivos por los que dejó el Barça: “Tenía que dar un paso más para poder ser feliz jugando al fútbol”— El Larguero (@ellarguero) October 9, 2018“I wanted to play all the time and I realized that wasn’t going to be possible at Barça. I needed to take that step in order to be happy playing football,” said Thiago Alcantar to El Larguero.“I want to compete even more than I want to win trophies because, in the end, you do ask yourself: ‘How much have I really been a part of this title?’”“But don’t get me wrong, I will forever be grateful to Barça. But I left because I wanted to compete and I also didn’t want to get typecast. When Pep Guardiola called me, I didn’t hesitate for a second.”When asked about the comparisons with Xavi and Iniesta, Thiago added: “I’ve never really liked comparisons because we are talking about two players who can’t be compared with anyone.”“Barcelona’s youth products start out journies in that club because we want to have the opportunity to play in the first squad someday.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Once you’ve achieved playing for the major team, your next objective is to participate more and have the certainty that you can become vital to the squad.”“But when you realize that is not going to be possible, is exactly when you think that other doors can get opened for you. Leaving Barcelona was my choice,” he concluded.📺 Ya puedes VER la entrevista completa a @Thiago6 en @ElLarguero con @manucarreno— El Larguero (@ellarguero) October 9, 2018Thiago Alcantara is currently training with the Spain National Team after getting a call from manager Luis Enrique, he is part of the squad that will play a friendly international match against Wales on Thursday, and the UEFA Nations League match against Croatia on Sunday.For now, when it comes to his future at club level, Thiago Alcantara is happy at Bayern München and there are no plans to play for any other club in the future.The Spanish/Brazilian player will certainly not play again for Barcelona right now, mainly because he feels that his path has taken him to another place.However, there have been reports of him possibly playing for Real Madrid in the future, speculations that he neither confirmed or denied during this interview for El Larguero in Cadena Ser.All Thiago is thinking about right now, is earning a spot in Luis Enrique’s starting eleven for Spain’s next two matches, and then going back to Bayern München where the German giants are currently struggling to find their top form in all competitions.📻 Momento para charlar con @Thiago6 junto a @JaviHerraez y @aromeroser #ThiagoConManu— El Larguero (@ellarguero) October 9, 2018Which other clubs from Spain could Thiago Alcantara represent in the future? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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