Alcantara: No regrets over Barca exit

Bayern Munchen midfielder Thiago Alcantara insists that he has no regrets about leaving boyhood club Barcelona in search of increased game time back in 2013.

Alcantara was largely touted to be the successor to midfield legend Xavi Harnandez, but the 25-year-old instead opted to reunite with coach Pep Guardiola at the Bayern after failing to cement his place in the Barcelona first team.

Thiago has featured 94 times, scoring 16 goals and providing 16 assists in all competitions for the Bavarians since his arrival from La Liga.

“I do not regret having gone from FC Barcelona. Football is global, it does not end at Barca,” he told Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.

Alcantara, who was eligible to play for Brazil, Italy and Spain, spoke of his decision to select the latter as his national team.

“I was right choosing to play with Spain. It is a pride, the decision was easy. I love Spain,” he added.

“One of my dreams is to lift a title with Spain. I lifted titles in the past that did not feel like mine.”

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