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Bravo Says Barcelona ‘Much Bigger’ Than Manchester City

By Adebayo Williams

Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo has said that his former side Barcelona re much bigger than his current club. The Chilean swapped Camp Nou for Etihad Stadium in the summer and has failed to live up to expectations. The shot-stopper was red-carded in the Citizens’ Champions League bashing in the hands of Barcelona.

”The two clubs are similar in terms of budget, but in terms of magnitude Barcelona is much bigger,” he told TVN.

”It was a change that involved many things. Move the family, the language issue, to driving on the other side of the road.”

He, however, said the club had the best manager in the world in Pep Guardiola. He denied that the reason behind his decision to quit the Spanish giants was his dislike of the competition between himself and German stopper, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

”For me he [Guardiola] is the best coach in the world. He is also very sincere. You can ask him for things related to football. For your family too,” he explained.

”It was more trouble for the press [competition with Ter Stegen]. For me it never was. You always want to compete at the highest level and want to play. And then it is up to the coach that decides who’d play.”

Bravo is currently on international duty with Chile.

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