Ansu Fati‘s Father Criticizes Barcelona, Wants Son to Leave Club
Bori Fati, the father of 20-year-old Barcelona forward Ansu Fati, has voiced his frustration with the club and its treatment of his son. In an interview with Cope on Tuesday, Fati said he wants his son to leave Barcelona due to a lack of playing time.
Ansu Fati, who has been with Barcelona since 2012, has struggled for game time this season. He has made 38 appearances in all competitions under coach Xavi Hernandez, but 27 of them have come as a substitute.
Bori Fati, who manages his son’s career alongside agent Jorge Mendes, believes Ansu deserves more minutes on the field. “If it was up to me, I would take him [to another team] but [Ansu] wants to stay in Barcelona,” Fati said. “He does not want to sign for another club, but I want to see him succeed. As a dad, I am angry. Seeing Ansu play so little winds you up a little bit and sometimes I think as a father, not a coach.”
He added: “At Barca, they tell me that they have bet a lot on Ansu, they tell me that clearly. When I sat down with Jorge Mendes, the first thing he told me was that Ansu wants to stay and will continue playing for Barcelona. But I, as a father, thought otherwise, and Ansu doesn’t agree with that.”
Fati’s frustration stems from the limited playing time Ansu has been given by Barcelona. He believes that his son deserves more than just a few minutes here and there. “What bothers me is how they are treating Ansu for minutes. One minute, two minutes, three minutes, that’s what bothers me,” he said. “If it carries on like this, I will go [back] to [the family home in] Seville and that’s that. I didn’t go to the game against [Real] Madrid. I won’t go to the stadium anymore. The other day Ansu asked me why I didn’t go, he thought I was there. I told him I didn’t fancy it.”
The situation has put Ansu in a difficult position. While he wants to stay with Barcelona and continue playing for the club, he also understands his father’s concerns. “I know my dad is frustrated and angry because he wants the best for me,” Ansu said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. “But I also know that I am happy here in Barcelona and I want to stay. I love this club and I want to continue playing for them.”
Ansu’s father has been an integral part of his career since the beginning. He has managed his son’s career alongside agent Jorge Mendes and has been involved in many of the decisions that have been made about Ansu’s future. He has been a strong advocate for his son and has always wanted what is best for him.
While it is understandable that Ansu’s father is frustrated with the situation, it is important to remember that Barcelona has invested a lot in the young forward. They see him as a key part of their future and have high hopes for his development. However, it is also important for Ansu to be given the playing time he needs to develop and grow as a player.
The situation at Barcelona is complicated, but it is clear that Ansu is a talented player who has a bright future ahead of him. Whether he stays with Barcelona or moves on to another club, he must be given the support he needs to reach his full potential.