Memphis Depay has claimed that he is enjoying his time at new club Barcelona despite the club going through some turbulent times on and off the pitch.
Speaking to ESPN, as relayed by Football Oranje, Memphis Depay has revealed that he is loving life at Barcelona in spite of the club going through some rough patches in the ongoing season.
Depay signed for Barcelona in the summer transfer window earlier this year on a Bosman move, after his contract with Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon ran out. While Depay made a decent start to life at Camp Nou, things have not been all good for the club in recent weeks.
A run of one win in six games across all competitions, including two humiliating defeats in the UEFA Champions League and a loss to Atletico Madrid in La Liga has brought a lot of pressure on the team, as well as manager Ronald Koeman.
Depay, however, has insisted that in spite of the difficult period, he is enjoying his time with the Catalan giants. “It is clear that things are not going well there, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s still a bit new. Despite the results, I’m super happy there. I don’t regret my choice, how can you ask that It’s Barcelona, man,” he said.
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“I don’t think you understand how big the club is and what it does to a player when you can go to a club like that.”
The 27-year-old Netherlands international further insisted that there was a lot of time left in the season for Barcelona to turn things around and improve their situation. “We act as if a whole season has already been played. There are still so many games to play, so everything is still open. Everyone is panicking, but it takes time. I’m not worried, my feeling is good and I think that everything is going to turn around.”
So far in the season, Depay has scored three goals and set up one more in seven La Liga appearances. The 27-year-old has been a bright spark in a gloomy season for the Blaugrana. If the club are to get their campaign back on track, the Dutchman will have a major role to play.