Andre Gomes has revealed that he is not enjoying life at Barcelona anymore and has described his current situation at the club as “a little like hell”
Gomes joined Barcelona in the summer of 2016 for a €35m transfer fee from La Liga rivals Valencia. But the midfielder has struggled with life at the Catalan giants and found himself being booed by sections of the club’s own supporters in their last home game against Atletico Madrid.
“I do not feel good on the pitch, I am not enjoying what I can do”. Gomes told Paneka magazine (via Mundo Deportivo).
“The first 6 months were very good, but things changed later. Maybe that is not the correct word but it became a little like hell, because it became more stressful. I can live with the stress, but I what I cannot live with is the stress within me” added the Luso.
“When I am training I am very calm. Obviously there are some days when I am feeling a little down on confidence, because even in the training sessions you realise. You know that you have suffered. Maybe if I played the day before or two days before and I still have the image of the match, that does not allow me to move forward. But in the training sessions I feel calm with my teammates” Of course he comments that “the sensation I have in the matches is bad.”
The former Valencia midfielder added that “thinking too much causes me pain. Because when I think in the bad things and, later, with what I have to do, and I always go in tow. Although my teammates help me alot, although the things do not go for me like they want”
Gomes assured that “I close myself. I do not allow the frustration I have to leave. So therefore, what I do is to not speak with anyone, I do not bother anyone. It is like i feel ashamed. On more than one occasion I have not wanted to leave the house. What with the people that can see you, the shame makes you afraid to go out on to the street.
Finally he explains that he bottles everything in “until it explodes”, and he says that “that they tell me that I go with the handbrake on. And what is most costly is being conscience of everything. It bothers me when they say that I can do many good things. I ask myself: and why haven’t I don’t them?”