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Puyol explained his farewell as player

"I had to took liquid out of my knee every day," remembers the former Blaugrana captain

 

Puyol explained his farewell as player
Puyol explained his farewell as player

"I had to took liquid out of my knee every day," remembers the former Blaugrana captain

 

Puyol amb Raúl

In a conversation with Raúl González reproduced in the newspaper Marca, the former FC Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol, explained his last days as professional footballer.

The last match

  • "It was in the preparation for the Copa final against Real Madrid."
  • "Bartra had some discomfort and I told Tata Martino I could try to play if he needed me."
  • "I had problems on my knee. I finally stayed on the bench and Bartra played the whole match."

The last days

  • "After that day, I came to train but I didn't even put on my boots. I had to take liquid out of my knee every day."
  • "I couldn't perform as I wanted. But I tried until the last day."

How to assume that

  • "At the end you need to accept it."
  • "It's not the end I had dreamt about. If I could, I would still be playing, because I wanted to do it until 40 years old!"

A look at his career

  • "I look back and I feel happy. I could have never imagined I would live all this, being 15 years in Barça's first-team... that's incredible!"
  • "I'm happy. Not about the end, but happy of the rest of my career."