Alcacer: I’ll never leave Barca

Paco Alcacer

Paco Alcacer admitted his relief at ending his goalless streak for Barcelona, saying that he would have accepted any goal, regardless of how he scored it.

The former Valencia striker signed for the Catalan club in August 2016, but had to wait four months before seeing his name on the scoresheet.

Alcacer broke his duck against lowly Hercules in a Copa del Rey match which saw Barca run riot with seven unanswered goals. 

Speaking to Marca about his first season with the La Liga runners-up, the Spain international revealed the extent of his relief at finally finding the back of the net.

"Did I ever think about leaving Barca? Never, and I don't plan to leave,” he stated. "The club took a chance on me and I'll try to be here for a long time, working hard and improving as a player.

"Feeling of relief after my first goal? Yes, because I'd been on a fairly long run without one.

"The result and opponents didn't matter, I needed to score because ultimately it was a release, not only for me but also any striker on such a negative run. I had to score, even if it was with my backside!"