03 January 2012

[Former B player] Rochina : "The Barça's cantera is the best in the world"

The forward Rubén Rochina, now at Blackburn Rovers said leaving Barça towards Lancashire.


Rubén Rochina is one of the many talents who have left to try his luck Liga in the English Premier League. Born in Sagunto, Rochina was formed in the lower categories of Valencia. After becoming one of the best players of his team in a friendly tournament, still in childhood, eventually landing at La Masia de Can Barça.

After signing and a great season with 23 goals in 25 games in the Youth League, fast performance led to his first team debut with the subsidiary in the 2008/2009 season in Segunda B. That great year culminated with the completion of the 2009 preseason with the first team. Finally, enjoy no continuity in the team led by Luis Enrique, in January 2011 went to Blanckburn Rovers in the Premier League of England from where he discussed his departure from the club azulgrana and the memories it holds of its passage through the cantera of Barça.

In an interview thenational.ae , the current Blackburn player said "I faced a difficult choice , "said Rochina . "I stared at the Barcelona B without any real hope of entering into the first team because the players had to before mine were and are the best of the world . I had played with the national team in three different categories and with the first team in the preseason , but never a competitive game . "

Rochina keep in mind the time and the reasons he decided to take the step of leaving "I felt it was a good player in the second division , but that would not be the first team opportunities . In Spain, s i is not going to play the Baca and Madrid , the Premiership is the best place to play football . when it came to offer Blackburn for four years , was too good to turn down and went . "

He also had much to do with his departure the economic factor. At Barça B, Rochina alrrededor earned 200,000 euros a year, in Blackburn, Sagunto earns this ten weeks.

Forward agreadecido shown by his stay in Barcelona, ​​claiming that "Barca is the best school in world soccer . It has the best coaches and great teammates and players , facilities and a very clear philosophy of how to play football. No need to say that it works , because the results of the Masia are visible with the current first team at Barcelona . Barcelona taught me to be a footballer . " (via SPORT)