World Jérémy Mathieu “felt alone” in the Barça locker room
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He is alone in the world.
The decline of Barça does not surprise Jérémy Mathieu. Passed by the Catalan club between 2014 and 2017, the former defender remembers a lack of unity within the Barcelona dressing room. “In Barça, it was only Xavi and Cesc (Fàbregas) who came to talk to you when you made a mistake to tell you that it was okay, that you would do better next time. They were positive. This is what Barça locker room lacks, but you have to know that it works like that , he toldradio. You're a little lonely, but that doesn't matter. I had a terrible time in my last year at Barça. I had the impression that it was because of me that we lost in Turin (3-0 to Juve in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2017) . I was killed, but football is a game of eleven. "
The former Toulousain therefore has no trouble putting himself in the shoes of Clément Lenglet, in great difficulty in recent weeks under the blaugrana jersey and seen in tears in his car this weekend after the draw against Cadiz. "I don't know what it is like in Barça's locker room, but I felt alone there, no one is with you ," says Mathieu. To me that’s not the spirit of a football club. Everyone "kills" him, it's part of football. You have to be very positive to reverse the situation. »
A big hug, and it goes again.
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