Former Barcelona defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy has declared that he will prove new Blaugrana president Sandro Rossell wrong after he was sold back to former club Shakhtar Donetsk.
Chygrynskiy has signed a five-year deal with the Ukranian giants after completing a €15 million move from Camp Nou but revealed that he had no intention of leaving Catalunya until coach Pep Guardiola informed him that there was no possibility of him remaining at the club due to a decision made by the new board of directors.
"I will demonstrate my level to the whole world and also to show the Barca president [Rosell] has made a mistake. Will I go back to Barca one day? Now all my goals are with Shakhtar and I cannot stand here and think of something that is far away. Now I have to think about the Champions League and the Ukraine league, and improve my level," he as quoted by AS.
"I said no [to Shakhtar] because I was sure I was going to play at Barca, I was happy in Barcelona, and had ambition. They called me again and again I said no. I did not care what he the president or the people of the club thought, because I only care what Guardiola thought . Pep confirmed that I had no chance , and the club had decided this, so what I can do?
Chygrynskiy revealed what Guardiola said to him in confirming that he would be sold:
"Dmytro, we have problems. I have not changed my ideas, and still believe in you but I think you have no possibility to stay due to financial problems."
The 23-year-old Ukranian defender also expressed his disappointment at not remaining at the club to prove himself at the club.
"I see the situation very clear. Sometimes in football these things happen. Now I don't have to think about bad things. It's over already," he added.
"Of course two days ago I felt sad because I hoped to make the pre-season with the club and I thought everything was going well this year. Guardiola said he was sure that if I was training well, I would play. It was up to me, not Pep. I was sure I was going to play.
"Now I know how everything is at the club, I knew the language, and I had adapted, I was ready to do the pre-season ... but that 's over, and now I have only to think of Shakhtar and improving my level."
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