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Thiago: I don't owe Barcelona anything

Thiago Alcantara has taken another dig at Barcelona following his transfer to Bayern Munich at the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

The creative midfielder, 22, came through the ranks of the Barca youth academy, but opted to leave the club last summer after failing to secure regular first-team action and he feels he does not owe his former team anything.

"I am grateful to Barcelona, but I do not owe them anything anymore," the midfielder told El Pais.

"I would have left Barcelona for any team, just so I would no longer be warming the bench.

"It was my own decision to leave Barcelona. Nobody put a gun to my head and forced me to go. I didn't get the feeling the club believed in me. That's why I moved on.

"I left Barcelona because I wanted to be happy again and play football on a regular basis. I found exactly what I was looking for here at Bayern."

Thiago has made 12 Bundesliga appearances so far for Bayern, scoring twice in the process.