Aliaksandr Hleb Prepared To Stay At Barcelona

Despite not playing much in his first first season at Barceona, the midfielder has hinted that he fancies staying to try and impress...
Aliaksandr Hleb has admitted that if Barcelona do not want him to leave then he would be prepared to stay even though he has had very few first team opportunities this season.

The Belarusian has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the summer, but he is not desperate to leave Camp Nou and would consider remaining in order to try and prove himself.

Having impressed at Arsenal, Hleb took the opportunity to join his former team-mate Thierry Henry in Catalaunya, but his first season has not gone as he expected and he has struggled with the language, but he wants to improve.

"If Barcelona do not want me to stay here, then what can I do? I will go. If they want me to stay, then I will stay," he told Setanta Sports.

"Obviously Barcelona are a very big club, and what I want to do is show myself more regularly, and most of all give more, but it is part of the game.”

Hleb may not have played much this season, but he could help Barcelona to win the Champions League in midweek and that is what is foremost in his mind at the moment.

“To be honest I am not thinking about the fact that this could be my last game with Barcelona, at the moment I am focused on winning this final," he continued.

"This does not happen every day, being involved in the Champions League final, as a consequence I will try to make the most of it.

"I have no idea whether I will be playing or not, but that is not the most important, which is winning it.

"When you are a professional footballer you have to think about the team first, and then about yourself, that is why starting the game or coming on in the second half is not my main focus."

Lucas Brown,