Nico: “It was the game (against Barcelona) that made me most excited”

Nico Gonzalez assumes that he will not be able to face Barcelona with Valencia. The Barça club, unlike what it used to do in the case of those on loan, included in the contract with the Mestalla entity a clause for calls of “fear”, that is, Valencia would have to pay an amount if Gattuso wanted count on him in these confrontations (the first at the end of October in Mestalla). Thus, Nico, in statements to the program Total Coast of Catalunya Radio he has shown his disappointment, but also his understanding.

“It was the game that made me most excited to play, because teammates and friends will play it. But I understand Barcelona’s position and in principle we will have to respect the agreement ”, pointed out the Valencia midfielder today from the concentration of the Sub’21 National Team, where he has confessed that he is happy in Valencia under the orders of Gattusoan ideal destination where to have the continuity that was lacking in the Camp Nou.

I understand Barcelona’s position and in principle the agreement will have to be respected.”


“In the last months of last year I had fewer opportunities and I thought this year would be the same. I wanted more continuity. With Xavi I spoke twice this summer. In the first, which was after returning from vacation, he preferred that I stay, but later, after the Gamper, seeing that there were many media in the squad, we had a second conversation.

I spoke with Xavi twice this summer, the first time he preferred that I stay…”


Nico, who has already participated in four games with Gattuso, pointed out during the interview that the position in which “I feel most comfortable is that of a defensive midfielder”. In fact, he has pointed out that in this priority “I agree with Xavi”, a position in which he has a reference: Busquets. “What I have learned the most with him is his tactical sense, he is gifted; he doesn’t have speed, but he’s always well placed to be the first to get to the ball”.

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