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Sergi Roberto speaking to the press on Saturday morning / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Whether it’s a right back or in midfield, Sergi Roberto has had more playing time than any other member of the Barça squad in the preseason. He discussed his situation on Saturday morning at a press conference after the team’s last training session before the trip to Florence.

“This is my third season with the first team and my second under Luis Enrique” he said. “I would like to have played more last season but now I can play in more positions and that gives me more options. I’m looking forward to it … I had never played at full back before, but to be honest, I quite like the poisition. All I want to do is play games and help the team, in whatever position I have to.”

Chat with Luis Enrique

Although he struggled to hold down a place in the starting eleven last season, Sergi Roberto is happy where he is. “I had a talk with the boss at the start of the preseason” he explained. “And he told me that he had confidence in me. And without Xavi and with the option of playing at full back, I think that should mean more chances for me this season.”

Speaking more generally about the team, he added that “we are all back now apart from Claudio Bravo. That’s good. The last ones to come back are in fine form and eager to get started … I hope we can win all six trophies this year. That would be some achievement. We are excited about the new season and just as optimistic as we were last year.”


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