“I have arrived here after a very long road, with a lot of work and sacrifices”


The FC Barcelona player Alejandro Balde has assured that he hopes to “contribute more” to the first team in the five more years that he has signed, until June 2028, and has added that throughout the “dream fulfilled” since arriving at La Masia Until he can be a member of the first team, despite the difficulties along the way, he only keeps “good memories.”

“I hope to continue contributing as I have until now or more, I am only 19 years old and I have many things left to learn and improve. There are five more years, I will be 24 and I will still be very young. I hope there will be many more years,” he said at the ceremony. the signing of the contract after its renewal until 2028, with a termination clause of 1,000 million euros.

Balde, the undisputed starter at left back, acknowledged that he has only positive memories of his stay at the club, which he joined as a child. “I have been at the club for 13 years and all I have are good memories. I arrived when I was 6 years old and I dreamed of making it to the first team, a dream come true. Thanks to my family, to you, ‘presi’, and to the coach for the confidence that it gives me every day,” he thanked.

“Getting here was always in my mind but it was something that I saw as very difficult and complicated. It is a very long road, with a lot of work and sacrifices and not any child can fulfill that dream. But with work and hours of effort it has been achieved “, acknowledged the Spanish international footballer.

Regarding this season, he assured that they have started strong. “We have started very well, we have an incredible team, with incredible talent. The most important thing on a personal level is to continue learning and improving. That is my main objective,” she reiterated.

As for inheriting the number ‘3’ from Gerard Piqué, he assured that it does not weigh on him. “Weighing is not a burden, the ‘3’. Each player has his own story, it has been an important number since ‘Geri’ has worn it for 15 years, who has been a legend and a reference for young people. More than being a weight “I carry it with incredible pride,” he said.