Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer has spoken about his transfer to the Bundesliga club from Barcelona.
The Spain international joined the Catalan club from Valencia in the summer of 2016. He spent two seasons at the Camp Nou in which he featured sparingly.
Alcacer has been setting the German League on fire with his scoring off the bench for Dortmund.
“I arrived at Barcelona without scoring for three months and entered a negative streak,” he said, as quoted by Barca Blaugranes.
“That changed and now I am feeling positive and confident in myself.”
“It’s complicated to play for a top team as a forward, but in the end, it doesn’t depend on you as a person if you are not selected. In this case, those are the coach’s decisions, but what is in my hands is to train 100 percent every day to improve.”
He expressed a mix of emotions about his exit: “I wouldn’t have wanted to stay longer without feeling like I was part of something because I competed in one of every three matches. Yes, I’m happy to have been there, I learned from it, but in the end, you want to feel important, and I’m happy now.”
Finally, Alcácer discussed the fact that he can tell his grandchildren he played with Lionel Messi: “I will show videos because there are no words to explain him. He is all innate, the ease at which he does everything, there is nobody like him.”