09 March 2012

[Former player] Thiago Motta: "In Barcelona I learned football"

The Italian-Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mottawhich since January has played for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has said that it was during the nine years he spent at FC Barcelona when he learned to play football. "At Barcelona (..) I learned football. Learned to defend, to attack ... I found another vision of football," explained the Italian international 29 years in an interview published today by the newspaper "L'Equipe".

Motta joined Barcelona B in 1999 and played with the first team since the 2000-01 season until the 2007-08 season spent Atlético Madrid before joining Genoa, then Inter Milan and finally in PSG.

In the Gallic club, a leader in the French league championship, has become an immovable part of the scheme of Carlo Ancelotti, although the player prefers not to take credit. "I think reducing summarize a computer to a single player. I believe more in the team, not individuality," he said. (via MD)