Carles Alena reveals why he left Barcelona

Carles Alena has revealed why he desired to move to Real Betis on loan for the season and why he left Barcelona.

Alena has been facing very less game time with the Catalan club, and that was one of the main reason for him to make a move, hence going on loan in the winter itself.

“I left because I could see it was tough to (play regularly) at Barcelona. The coach told me that he trusted me, that I could play,” he said.

“But then, in October, November, I had many games without being called-up and decided that I wanted to leave. It is true that in the last month I played more, but the decision had already been made.

“I don’t know if Valverde was surprised or not. I know I told him that I wanted to come to Betis, what I didn’t think was that it would happen this fast. In summer there was Betis interest, but it did not work out and in December I knew that I wanted to come to Betis.”

Alena admitted further that he hopes for 6 months of ‘glory’ at Real Betis and wishes to make an impact there with his increased game time.

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