Former Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo, has opened up on his time at the Camp Nou and how he didn’t reach the level he wanted.
The 26-year-old Portuguese joined Barca from Benfica back in 2017, with the hope of becoming the successor to Dani Alves, however he regularly found himself battling with Sergi Roberto for a spot in the starting line-up.
He joins Premier League side Wolverhampton in a 40 million euros.
However, in an interview with DAZN the Wolves defender said;
“I think I could have played more, but at Barcelona the level is very high and all the players are very good,”
“I didn’t reach the level I wanted.
“I had to adapt to a totally different game to the one I’m used to.
“It’s a rather complicated style of play, but I was finally able to adapt to it,” he said.
He went further to share his time at Barcelona, something he believes was a positive three years.
“In Barcelona I enjoyed myself quite a lot, I made some good friendships that I’m going to take with me for the rest of my life,” Semedo noted.
“The balance of my time there is positive.
“I won four trophies and played almost 150 games in three years, which is very difficult at Barcelona.”
Speaking about sharing same dressing room with Lionel Messi, the new Wolves signing said;
I have him as a friend,”
“He is a great player and a very good person.
“He has given a lot to the club and vice versa.”