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Franck Kessie reflects on his time at Barcelona: “I miss Camp Nou, I miss the fans”

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Monetary constraints have forced Barcelona to get creative in the transfer market as of late, with many free agents finding considerable success in Catalonia.

Last year, Barcelona acquired Frank Kessie on a free transfer, and although he was sold this summer, the midfielder contributed to some memorable moments at the club.

Now plying his trade for Al-Ahli in the Saudi Pro League, Kessie recalled his time at Barcelona with fondness during an interview with E-Noticies.

Kessie looks back at his Barcelona days

When asked if he misses the support of the fans and the feeling of playing at the iconic Camp Nou, Kessie said:

“Yes, of course, I miss the support of the Barça fans. Playing in a stadium like Camp Nou, with 100,000 seats… I think there are not many like that in Europe. So of course, obviously I miss Camp Nou.”

Despite no longer carrying any affiliations with the Catalan club, Kessie continues to be a Cule at heart. He was asked if he still keeps up with Barcelona’s matches, to which he replied:

“Yes, I try to give them all my support from afar. I follow every Barça game and I give them my support too.”

Kessie scored a clutch goal vs Real Madrid last season. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

While the Ivorian international never established himself as a regular starter at Barça, he was an instrumental squad player, who will be remembered for his last-minute winner in the Clasico, which essentially certified Barcelona as La Liga champions.

Looking back at his stint, Kessie expressed immense gratitude and pleasure, stating:

“I really have very good memories of my time at Barça. I won two trophies in my first year: the Super Cup and La Liga. I have very good memories of the city, the coaches, and the great players with whom I had the opportunity to play in Barcelona.”

Finally, he touched upon the current state of the team and shed light on the promising youth players, reaffirming his support for them.

“I think Barcelona have a good team with great players. There are also young people who are gaining strength like Lamine Yamal and others. Today Barça have a great team and great players. I hope that this year the team wins a trophy again.” he commented.

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