The Portuguese center joined Barca from Valencia in 2016 but was sold to Everton last summer after an initial loan at Goodison Park.

Playing for Barca was a high point for Gomes

The Portugal international Andre Gomes admitted how he had to borrow some shoes from Sergio Busquets during his first through training as a Barcelona player. The Portuguese center joined Barca from Valencia in 2016 but was sold to Everton last summer after an initial loan at Goodison Park. “On my first day of training, I had no shoes to play with due to a misunderstanding, and Busquets had to lend me a bit, “Gomes told Eleven Sports, laughing as he remembered the moment. Being at Barcelona was a high point in my career, I am very grateful to the club. A game with all those amazing players made me learn so much. Wherever I go, I will take Barcelona with me.”

Messi and Ronaldo – two players with extraordinary talent

Gomes is one of 12 players who performed with both Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he discussed those two superstars. “We have to appreciate both of them,” he said. I studied so much from both. They are two players with extraordinary talent, but most importantly, they have an incredible mentality. They always want to win and get angry when they don’t win, even if it’s just a whim. The mental strength of Messi and Cristiano is incredible: They are always ready to give all their strength and always want to win.” Earlier this season, Gomes received a terrifying ankle injury, but to everyone’s surprise, he played again after 112 days. “It was hard to start with the fact that I had a lot of doubts about my injury,” he said.

“But, bit by bit, I improved, and watching the team’s game from the side gave me a lot of motivation to return.” The support of my family and professionals at Everton was excellent. “Also, I emotionally received all the messages I received from the fans, team-mates, rivals. The football family helped me so much, and that was the key to returning so soon.” During Gomes’ stay on the Everton margins, he replaced Marco Silva with former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti is a “Great coach,” Gomes said. “We greatly respect him because of his past as a coach and player.” We want to have great success here with him.”