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24.08.2009 13:53

Puyol: “I feel important here”


The Barça has spoken more clearly than ever about his situation at the club. “I am relaxed and my plan is to stay here for many more years” he said, denying that he has any problems with Guardiola and any possible defensive reinforcements.

After winning the Spanish Super Cup, Carles Puyol spoke to TV show El Marcador on Barça TV about the doubts that have arisen regarding his future at Barça. He believes it is all a lot of fuss about nothing, saying “I know there’s a lot being said about this, but I’m not bothered. I feel important here”.

An FCB future

“I have always said that my plan is to stay here for many more years”, said Puyol, adding that is at Barça where he feels best and that his intention is to help the team.

alegrias_11.jpgHis contract expires in June 2010. That means it is a relatively short time before he will be up for reviews, but the player is not overly concerned. “A year is a long time. What I want to do is train, help the team and the rest will come, there’s no problem”.

Good understanding with Guardiola

Asked about his reputedly deteriorating relationship with Guardiola, Carles Puyol said there was truth in the rumours whatsoever. “I have no problem with the boss, not by a long way. We speak a lot and he knows what I think and I know what he thinks and the truth is, I’m really happy with it all”.

Need to reinforce

fcb-boca_x21x.jpgThe centre back also considers it perfectly normal that the club is looking into the idea of bringing in additional defenders, and is only too aware of the way they needed to improvise last season to cover for missing defenders. “If we want to win titles that means playing a lot of games, and so we’ll need players” he said.
Puyol: “I feel important here”

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Chances for youngsters
Carles Puyol would like to see some extra faces drafted into the defence, and also thinks the coaching staff should consider some of the reserve team players if they can’t find anybody to buy. “I think there should be chances for some of the local players, because the reserve team is working very hard” he said.

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