Bojan Krkic He knows how to be a jewel at La Masia and has even been compared to Lionel Messi as he makes his debut in La Masia barcelona It only took 17 years.However, his career took several unexpected turns and ended in March 2023 Retired at 32 years old After playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan. Now, he’s hired again by Culé. What position will you hold?
What is Bojan’s job at Barcelona?
Bojan will join Deco in football, the main purpose is to track the performance of those players who have been loaned out. The job is compromised by the other tasks Xavi and his coaching staff have to perform, which is why they welcome the addition of someone to take charge.
“Bojan was included as coordinator in the football area. We talked with Xavi about monitoring players on loan to other clubs, but we failed a lot in this matter.” The coach doesn’t have time, he has to focus on the game. We have to give answers to the coach,” the Portuguese said of the Lignola-born player’s return.
“His size isn’t just for that. He knows what La Masia is and he knows he is a player that everyone is talking about. We know it’s not easy. Bojan has experienced it all at the club. You have a lot to contribute to this effort. The idea is that it helps us monitor players,” he added in this regard.
Bojan joins Barcelona. (EFE/Enric Fontcuberta)
“Bojan is the only newcomer in the structure. On paper it looks very nice, but it’s the work that counts. What has been achieved is no coincidence. The staff worked wonders. They never complained, they were always positive. We want to take the club to where it deserves to be. We need jobs and respect from everyone,” Deco concluded in this regard.
A promising career, sudden retirement
The Spanish-Serbian player trained at Barcelona and played in the first team until 2011 when coach Frank Rijkaard gave him a chance in 2007. He stands out among all coaches because of the opportunities he gave He has a clue: “None of this would have happened without Frank Rijkaard, who gambled with a 17-year-old boy”.
In the lower divisions, the footballer from Lleida amazed all coaches and overcame difficulties in all stages in a brilliant way, scoring more than 800 goals. He jumped to the first team in the 07/08 season. That season, he played 48 games and scored 12 goals. He broke many records: at the age of 17 years and 51 days, he conquered La Liga for the first time with Barcelona, and his precocity exceeded Messi. In March 2011, at the age of 20 years and 202 days, he played his 100th game in a Culé jersey, becoming the youngest Barcelona player to reach this number.
He also made history Champions LeagueHe scored against Schalke 04, becoming the second youngest goalscorer in the continent’s top competition: he was just 17 years and 217 days old. The intense pressure gave him anxiety attacks, forcing him to withdraw from Euro 2008. ‘My life completely changed when I was 17 and my body told me to stop’he noted a few years later.
A few years ago, Bojan told the Guardian what happened to him: “From a football point of view it’s good, but for me personally it’s not the case. People say my career didn’t go the way I expected. They call me the ‘new Messi’.”Yes, if you compare me to Messi… At 17, my life changed. I went to the U-17 World Cup and no one knew me; when I came back I couldn’t walk in the streets. Everything is going great, but there comes a moment when your body says enough is enough.”.
He hung up his boots in March 2023. (EFE/Marta Pérez)
After leaving Barcelona, Bojan played for clubs such as Rome, Milan, ajax amsterdam, Stoke City, mainz, Deportivo Alaves anyone montreal. In 2017, the international became the first Spaniard to score in the major European leagues (La Liga, Serie A, Premier League and Bundesliga). His last club was Vissel Kobe in Japan, where he played alongside Andres Iniesta for the past two seasons.
His record includes three leagues (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11), two champions (2009, 2011), Club World Cup (2010), European Super Cup (2010), Copa del Rey (2008/09) and Three Spanish Super Cups (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11).
They also won the Dutch League (2013/14), the Dutch Super Cup (2014) and the Canada Cup (2018/19). In addition, Bojan also played with the Spanish team in a 2010 World Cup qualifier against Armenia in 2008 (4-0).