Barcelona vs Chelsea
On Wednesday night in the Camp Nou, Barcelona host Chelsea in the Champions League.
1-1 from the first leg, many will fancy Barcelona to beat Chelsea to advance to the UCL quarterfinals.
Barcelona warmed up for the match with a 2-0 win at Malaga over the weekend.
Chelsea also picked up a win on Saturday, as they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the Premier League.
Andre Gomes discusses his Barcelona troubles
One of the big issues for Barcelona before the Chelsea game centres on who will play in midfield.
Andres Iniesta is a doubt for the Champions League match following a hamstring injury.
While Iniesta is expected to feature for the Catalans, if he misses out Andre Gomes could be in line to replace hi.
Signed for 50 million euros from Valencia, Andre Gomes has become a figure of fun for many football fans in recent times as he’s struggled to impress at Barca.
And, in a new interview with Spanish football magazine Panenka, Gomes has opened up about how hard life has been at the Camp Nou:
I shut myself away. I don’t allow myself to let out the frustration that I have.
So what I do is I don’t talk to anyone, I don’t annoy anyone. It’s as if I feel ashamed.
The notion of not wanting to leave the house has happened to me on more than one occasion.
The idea of people being able to see you, it gives off a fear of going out into the street because of embarrassment.
Thinking too much hurts me because I think of bad things and then about what I have to do.
Although my teammates support me quite a lot, things don’t come off in the way they want them to.
I am calm when I’m training, although there are obviously some days where I’m a little short on confidence, because this is even noticeable in training.
You know that you’ve struggled. Perhaps I just played one day or two days before and still have the image of the match in my head, which doesn’t allow me to move forward. But in training I feel comfortable with my teammates.
People say that I go with a handbrake on. What’s most difficult for me is to be aware of everything.
It annoys me when they say that I can do a lot of good things, because I ask myself why I’m not doing them.