Andre Gomes explains how life at Barcelona turned into "hell"

  • Andre Gomes explains how life at Barcelona turned into

Andre Gomes explains how life at Barcelona turned into "hell"

"The feeling that I have during games is bad". I can not shake negative moments out of my head and it impacts on my performances and I am thinking too much.

Home fans again jeered Gomes during the win over Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on March 4 and the Portugal worldwide said there have been times when he has not wanted to leave the house after a poor performance.

"The idea of people being able to see you, it gives off a fear of going out into the street because of embarrassment", said Gomes.

"I don't allow myself to let out the frustration that I have".

"Obviously there are days that I feel a little low on confidence, and in training it is noticeable". Then I don't talk to anybody, I don't bother anyone. I think about the bad things and what I have to do. "Although my team mates support me a lot, things don't go for me how they want them to go". Gomes could be in line for a starting berth against Chelsea due to fitness concerns over Barca captain Andres Iniesta, who is recovering from a hamstring injury but took part in training on Monday and Tuesday.

Gomes's £31m move saddled the player with expectations to replicate his form at Valencia, where he scored nine goals in 78 appearances, but the constant scrutiny has led him to no longer enjoy football.

"Players and coaches are [generally] careful not to show any insecurity or weakness and André has done so, which is fearless, but it is not new and he is not the only one - it has happened to us all in one way or another and we have to find ways of confronting that and carrying on", Valverde added.

"Whether he'll play or not tomorrow is down to me. We've tried to help him out but he's the one who has to bring his problems home", Busquets said. The background noise at the Camp Nou should be positive now. "If we want to achieve important things we have to do it together".

"We work with him as well as all the professionals at the club".