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Cesar Azpilicueta reveals why he ‘turned his back’ on Barca

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed why he refused to move to Barcelona this summer.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed why he refused to move to Barcelona this summer.

There was a time when it seemed that the Spain international would be the name to follow in the footsteps of Andreas Christensen to the Camp Nou because he is considered an important target that Xavi aims to in the reconstruction in Catalonia.

However, Azpilicueta’s current influence is not small, the captain’s armband worn on his left hand is a clear example. Above all, Chelsea are still struggling to find someone to fill the gap left by Antonio Rudiger or Andreas Christensen and gradually replace Thiago Silva for nearly four weeks.

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In other words, Azpilicueta agreeing to stay is already a successful signing for the Blues.

After weeks of negotiations, Azpilicueta finally decided to put pen to paper on a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge until 2024. Cesar Azpilicueta told the Daily Mail reporter :

“I’m really happy. It feels right to continue my journey here, on a new project and I’m getting ready to look forward to the season ahead.

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“I chose to be silent because I felt that everything around me was too noisy and my actions said it all. I have always been dedicated to the club, playing even though I don’t know what will happen next. .

“Negotiations with Barca have started and I thought it was time to return [Spain]. But then there were some things that made me want to stay at Chelsea.”

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Landing at Stamford Bridge since 2012, Azpilicueta is a monument of Chelsea when going through many ups and downs with the team. And now, the captain with 477 caps for The Blues is still dedicated to continuing his journey to pass on his precious fire, experience and fighting spirit to his men.

Alves: ‘It’s strange that I’m about to return to Barcelona in white’

The Brazilian legend is about to return to Camp Nou but not to wear the Camp Nou home team shirt.

Dani Alves will return to Barcelona again at dawn on August 8 when his team face the Catalan giants in the Joan Gamper Cup match. The Brazilian legend spoke before the game and admitted it would be special to play at the Camp Nou again. But he also thinks it’s strange to wear the white outfit at the stadium that once made his name.

Speaking to the press, Alves said:

“It’s strange to be back at Camp Nou in a non-Barca shirt. It will be a special match for me. The only thing I’m not happy about is having to return to Camp Nou in a white shirt! That’s it! It’s hard to describe for me.”

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The former Barca player also spoke about leaving the club again:

“I am not hurt by being forced to leave Barca suddenly. I am eternally grateful to Xavi and Laporta and the club for allowing me to relive the wonderful emotions of the past six months. I know that it is very difficult to return to the Camp Nou. competed, it’s all thanks to them.It’s a beautiful and priceless memory.

When the club was in trouble, I came to help. But I also know that I have a 6 month contract, not 5 years. The only thing that bothers me is that they should have told me sooner so I could say goodbye to the audience properly. In the last game, I couldn’t do that because at that time I didn’t know if I could stay or not.

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