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'Barca Didn't Treat Me As A Footballer'

Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes has slammed FC Barcelona for the way he was treated at the club last season.

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Fernandes joined the Catalan outfit in 2020 from Palmeiras, but surprisingly only made one cameo appearance in the UEFA Champions League last campaign.

The 23-year-old then had his contract termaniated last month as the club looks to reduce their massive wage bill, but the player was not happy from the moment he did not get a presentation.

"I didn’t know, and when they told me I couldn’t believe it," Fernandes told Globoesporte when asked about why he was treated that way.

"I was at home, I was going out with my wife and I received a message from the club asking if I had the same email address. I confirmed and then received it.

"I didn’t understand it, I sent it to my manager and lawyer. They said it was my dismissal. Time passed and my name came out in the press. No conversation, nothing, they didn’t even call to say hello and goodbye.

"I always had the dream as a child to play for Barcelona. When I got there, they didn’t treat me as a footballer. I told the director that he didn’t treat me like a professional Barcelona player.

"I was a Barcelona player, and I wanted to be treated like one. The other signings had a presentation and I didn’t. I was upset.

"Looking at it from the outside I thought one thing but when I got there they treated me differently."

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