Barcelona star slams Xavi

Martin Braithwaite
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Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite recently expressed his frustrations at Barcelona after a season where he struggled for game time.

The striker, who is now on holiday, has been grateful for the confidence shown by Danes coach Kasper Hjulmand.

Martin Braithwaite joined Barca from Leganes in 2019, but has seen his stock drop after each year.

In the 2020-21 season, the 31-year-old made 29 league appearances, but ended up with just 4 league games after last season.

Braithwaite recently slammed his past season with Barcelona and may be seeking to leave the club this summer.

“I’ve played more in these four games than in the whole season there [at Barcelona],” Braithwaite told TV 2 SPORT.

“It’s been fantastic and I’m very happy with the confidence Kasper has given me.

“I was well aware that I couldn’t count on coming in and starting every game, but I knew that in training and in the limited minutes I had, I had to convince Hjulmand that I was fit.

“I feel that I have shown that I am strong, that I am myself and that I have recovered from my injury.

“I am insanely happy, and insanely grateful for the trust they [Denmark’s coaching staff] have given me.

“It’s been great to be back after not being here since the European Championship.

“I’m proud to be back and to be able to help the team again.”