Bellerin Reveals Why He Left Barcelona


Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has revealed why he left Barcelona in 2011, as he stated he ‘needed’ to for the benefit of his career.

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Bellerin has made 19 appearances for the Gunners this term, after stepping-up to the first-team in the absence of Mathieu Debuchy.

The young Spaniard joined Barcelona as a eight-year-old but left at the age of 16, after never making a first-team appearance for the Catalan giants.

Speaking to Marca, Bellerin revealed he wasn’t sure if he would have made the elite in La Liga. He said:

“I got the chance and I took it”

“Wherever you are, you have to work. If I’d stayed at Barcelona, I don’t know if I’d have made it to the elite, you just never know.”

“I’ve worked as hard as I could and always had the mentality of reaching the top. Whether I was in one place or another, I’d have done the same.”

“A lot of people in Spain watch Premier League games and know what kind of a league it is. It would be madness to say that it isn’t among the best leagues in the world,”

“The Spanish league is also at a very high level, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético. In the Champions League maybe we should have done things better. Perhaps we underestimated Monaco.”

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