SPORT reports that Depay has become tired and frustrated with not being able to play in Barcelona. The Dutch striker believes that I’m in better shape, better physically than some of my teammates being trusted under Xavi.
Indeed, at this point, the 28-year-old is the last option as Xavi rotates in attack, with Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati all being more trusted than him.
After recovering from injury, Depay had a smooth World Cup with the Netherlands in Qatar. But despite that, he was overlooked by coach Xavi in the 1-1 draw with Espanyol, even though Barcelona were in need of a late goal. The former Man United star is baffled by the current situation and believes that his absence is not due to sporting reasons.
Recently, Xavi confirmed Depay is still in the team’s plans: “I don’t want anyone to leave. I am happy with what I have. Memphis can help us in attack. He is important and will be on the field.”
Minh Tuan | 09:29 04/01/2023