By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Memphis Depay joined the Spanish side Barcelona from Lyon on a free transfer, however he missed out in playing with the Argentine super player Lionel Messi following his departure to Paris St Germain.
With Messi’s departure, Barcelona have lost both their Champions League group-stage games so far 3-0 to sit bottom of the group and managing just three wins from their first seven LaLiga outings.
However the Dutch man remains adamant and loyal to his new club as he strives to contribute his quota to the Spanish side big club.
“How could you ask [if I regret the timing of my move to Barcelona]? It’s Barcelona. I don’t think you understand how big this club is and what it means for a player if you move to a club like this. I would never regret it,” Depay said.
He’s still optimistic on his new side to pick up form from now amidst the already mounted pressure on their manager Ronald Koeman.
“Despite results, I’m really happy at the club,” Depay continued. “It’s been a difficult time [for the team]. I don’t want to talk about that much, but people are acting like the season is already over.
“There are so many games to play. Everything is still open. But as a player, you feel responsible and you take responsibility. You care. Every player takes responsibility at Barca. That’s normal for a club like Barcelona.
“We know what the situation is right now. We know it’s difficult. [Playing with] young players, a lot of injuries. But I think [it’s just a matter of time].
“Everybody is panicking and for a club like Barcelona it’s a new situation. They’re used to winning everything with beautiful football. This is a new situation, but I am not worried. I’m sure we will turn things around.”he concluded.
Memphis Depay has three goals and notching an assist in his seven league appearances, and will be hoping to surpass those numbers when Barcelona host Valencia in their next game on October 17.