Yerry Mina Reveals The Extent Of His Struggles Since Joining Barcelona

Barcelona's Colombian defender Yerry Mina kicks the ball during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 20

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Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has opened up about his struggle to settle since joining the club from Palmeiras in January, describing "very hard moments" that have left him craving a relief from the pressure of Camp Nou. "Yerry had a great World Cup, he will come here and we believe in him, that's why he's here".

Mina told reporters: 'I want to play for a team where there is less pressure and where I can have minutes.

Mina only arrived at Camp Nou in January but despite showcasing his ability for Colombia at the World Cup, it has been suggested that the player could leave the Catalan giants due to the amount of non-European players in their squad.

When I saw that I wasn't even on the bench, that I wasn't even being considered, I started to train alone at home. There were moments when I thought everything was going to turn out as I had imagined, but it wasn't like that.

"I think Clement has explained it very well", he continued.

'I was nervous in the first game because I had not played at all, absolutely nothing.

Meanwhile Abidal also praised Mina's performances in Russian Federation.

But they are now also in the race for France left-back Digne, who has made it clear he wants to leave Barcelona this summer.

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