Consider it a privilege to have been through everything I’ve been through, says Bojan Krkic

Former Barcelona and Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic admitted he felt privileged to have been able to experience and play football at the level he did. The Spaniard also admitted that he has learned a lot during his career and wants to become a sporting director after his retirement.

Few gamers in the world have been able to achieve cult hero status at City of Stoke, Barcelona and Mainz, but Bojan Krkic managed to do it and thrive as a player in the process. The Spaniard is a Champions League winner and won the the league three times with the Camp Nou side before arriving in England and thriving with Stoke City during Mark Hughes’ tenure at the club.

While the Potters fared well during this period, Bojan eventually left the club for Mainz and then Alaves before leaving them permanently in 2019 for MLS. However, the 31-year-old joined Vissel Kobe at the start of the 2021/22 season, alongside the former Barcelona teammate. Andres Iniesta, and thinks that even though his career could have been better, he is happy. The striker also added that he considers it a privilege to have even played football where he did and to experience the best even now.

“Yes, you could say it could have been better. Everything in life could always be better. But it could have been much worse. How many players have the quality but haven’t even succeeded as professionals? be that they weren’t in the right moment. Maybe they got injured,” Krkic told Sky Sports.

“I played four years for Barcelona and I scored 40 goals. A lot of people say that I didn’t succeed at Barcelona. I say: ‘OK, to score 40 goals in four years in the best period in the history of Barcelona and you say I had no success?’ OK, maybe I could have scored 80. But maybe I could have scored less, maybe I could have not played at all.

“I am completely satisfied with my career. I still consider it a privilege to have lived all that I have lived. All that I still live.”

Now 31, Krkic is nearing the end of his career and although he still has a few years left on his dance card, the Spaniard has admitted he wants to become a sporting director after his retirement. Krkic confessed he prefers it to coaching and “likes the idea of ​​discovering young talent” while focusing more on the players and helping them develop.

“I learned a lot studying to become a sporting director. I prefer that to coaching. A coach has to manage 25 players. The sporting director can really build a team. I like the idea of ​​discovering young talents and focusing more about the human side of the game,” he added.

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