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‘Joining Barca Was A Dream Come True’ –Amuneke

‘Joining Barca Was A Dream Come True’  –Amuneke

Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed that joining Barcelona was a dream come true for him.

Recall that Amuneke joined the Catalans in 1996 to become the first Nigerian to don the Blaugrana jersey.

He spent four years with Barca, scoring once in 19 La Liga matches and he won the Copa del Rey with the club.

However, in an interview with TribalFootball, the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner, stated that he was over excited to have joined Barcelona.


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“Joining Barcelona was like a dream coming true,” Amunike recalls. “Every player or young player wants to play for a big team. Nowadays the situation has changed because young players only want to play for a big team but for me, it’s important to play where you can have continuity and grow as a player.

“Of course, still, teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, etc have that appeal where everybody wants to go and play.”

“My experience at Barcelona was good. Coming from Portugal to Spain it was a big step for me, but unfortunately injuries began to happen a lot. When these injuries occur you cannot give 100% as you are not in shape.

“But when this happens you need to be strong and have the confidence in yourself that everything will become better. You must remember this is part of the journey.”

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  • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

    I pray some of our players step up and be match winners or trophy match winner like Amuneke use to be for SE. Simon Moses is the closest to replicating his character if he can be consistent and add goals to his game.

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