Bojan Krkic senior is not a happy man with FC Barcelona these days. Bojan was mooted to be the next Messi and the youngster was in fine shape, regularly coming off the bench to get the Catalans out of hot water, so to speak.
Although he has settled down well in his new role at Stoke City, Bojan left the Nou Camp after loan spells with Roma and Ajax. Nobody was more please than Bojan’s father after his move to Stoke and recalling the time his son was at Barcelona, Bojan senior said that not everyone “welcomed” his son there.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday Bojan Krkic senior recalled:
“They were international stars. They saw a little boy starting games.
“Sometimes, Ronaldinho was on the bench and Bojan starts. You can imagine, eh? Not easy. It became very difficult. He wasn’t welcomed in by everyone.
“Guardiola didn’t give him continuity. In the Copa del Rey, Bojan was the top goalscorer for Pep.
“In La Liga, he could score one or two goals, but then not play again for weeks. It is very curious.
“In the title run-in in 2010, he kept [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic on the bench. Bojan played, scoring at Sevilla and Tenerife, and they were decisive goals. Then, when the season ended, they signed David Villa.”
24 year old Bojan has started to produce the goods for Mark Hughes’ Stoke City and looks like he’s getting back to his old scoring ways with the Premier League side.
Hughes also had good things to say about Bojan ahead of Stoke’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Mourinho’s Chelsea on Monday, the Welshman said: “Fabregas has been a top player for a long time, but in the future, who knows how good Bojan can be?
Bojan senior finalised by saying: “My boy has suffered a lot in football. Too much. But it is a very long time since I have seen Bojan this happy. He is truly content at Stoke and, as a father, that’s a warm feeling.”
It’s a shame that Barcelona never utilised the player to his full potential and we are happy he has finally found a place where he truly belongs at Stoke City.