FC Barcelona | The “new” Ferran confesses: “I hit rock bottom, I became obsessed with being a player that I am not”

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The Valencia attacker confessed that he entered “a bottomless pit” at some point this season and explained how he regained his confidence

“Now I dedicate myself to going out, enjoying myself and being happy playing. And things come out on their own”, pointed out the foios, who “is in the mood for ‘salt’ and hungry for titles”

Ferran Torres He found the turning point he needed in the spectacular performance he starred against Cádiz. Just before his return to Manchester on the occasion of the return of the Europa League tie against United, the Valencian attacker offered his best version and culminated a slow-cooked ‘resurrection’. In an informal meeting with the press, the native confessed that he attended “down” at one point this season and explained that thanks to his family, his closest environment and the help of a psychologist he learned to “appreciate what I have” already “Enjoying football again”.

The main reproach made by the “new” Ferran is the fact of “I wanted to be a player that I really am not”. “I was obsessed with goals. I didn’t care about bad games, I just wanted to score. I’ve always been a tackler, off balance and assist player. I was also usually successful in front of goal, but I had a bad streak and I didn’t know how to manage it“, he reflected. The bad final stretch of last season and the foot injury he unfortunately suffered on the first day of pre-season marked the beginning of his decline: “It affected me a lot. I went into a pit and couldn’t see the way out. It’s never happened to me”.

The former Manchester City player, who likes competition, as he showed last summer when he publicly called for the continuation of Ousmane Dembélé, explained that the first thing he did to start the ‘resurgence’ was “Remember how you got here”. “When I was playing badly, I sank,” he recalled of the beginnings of his recovery process. Ferran has no doubts that the figure of psychologists in the world of professional football will be more and more “normalized”. “I take it naturally. There are weeks when I don’t go to the psychologist and others when I go three times. We don’t always talk about football, we also talk about private life“, he justified.

you want “sauce”

Minutes before jumping onto the Spotify Camp Nou pitch to shine against Cádiz, the Valencian had the feeling “that my time had come”. “I was already a mature footballer since I left Valencia, but the dimension of everything I experienced these months helped me grow a lot in all aspects. Now I dedicate myself to going out, enjoying and being happy playing“, he assessed. Although he did not play a leading role, the Spanish Super Cup helped him, like the rest of the Barcelona team, to free himself: “That title made me want to ‘salseo’. It was like adding fuel to the fire. We want more”.

In this sense, Ferran commented that Xavi’s team, a very “ambitious” and “Barcelona” coach, is made up of “For young players who want to conquer the world”; by footballers who are obviously optimistic about the momentous continental duel against United. “We will have to run like there is no tomorrow. It will be a game to be patient and know how to suffer. We are Barça and we are looking forward to it”, he warned about the visit to Old Trafford. Finally, about the technician from Egar, he highlighted his calls during the negotiations for his signing. “He called me several times to ask me to come and help the team… and you can’t say no to Barça”It’s over

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