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‘Authur? He is committed to Barcelona the last time I checked’ – Malcom

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Former Barcelona forward Malcom believes fellow Brazilian Arthur Melo will soon become one of the best players in the world.

Malcom himself signed for Barcelona in 2018 with a view to cementing a place in the Blaugrana’s engine room.

The competition was ultimately too fierce though, and he moved to Zenit St Petersburg last summer, where he has won the Russian league and cup competitions this term.

Arthur has caused a stir at Barcelona for refusing to compete in the Champions League, but Malcom doesn’t doubt his former teammate’s commitment.

“He’s a good friend and someone I talk to a lot. Within a few years he’ll be one of the best players in the world,” he told Radio MARCA.

“He’s committed to Barcelona, and always works hard to maintain his level.”

Despite not succeeding at Barcelona, Malcom was proud of representing the club.

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“It was always my dream to play for Barcelona,” he stated.

“And I did it, whilst also playing every day with the best players in the world.

“I’ll be able to tell my kids and grandkids that I played for that team.”

Another Brazilian at Barcelona who looks set to be offloaded is Philippe Coutinho.

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“He’s one of the best players in the world,” Malcom said.

“He’s got so much quality and a wonderful long shot.

“Wherever he goes he’ll play, because he’s just a fantastic footballer.”

Malcom moved to deny rumours linking himself away from Zenit Saint Petersburg.

“I’m very happy at Zenit,” he declared.

“I’ve seen reports linking me with Sevilla, but that’s fake news.

“I’m staying here.”

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Malcom: Players at Barca don’t train enough, I should have had more chances


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Malcom: Players at Barca don’t train enough, I should have had more chances


“ There’s a lot more training here, I think that’s why I got injured. I was used to 40-50 minutes of traning at Barcelona,” said Malcom who is now playing at Russian side St Petersburg Zenit.

Malcom Oliveira, former FC Barcelona player now at the Zenit of St. Petersburg, surprised fans with statements as he was interviewed given by ‘Què t’hi Jugues’ of SER Catalunya, in which he has also commented on Messi, Coutinho and Neymar, the Brazilian admitted that he notes the change in the physical demand in the Russian League.

Throwback to his days at the La Liga giants, Malcom gave his complains saying: “I think I should have had more chances. It was unfair.”

By saying goodbye, Malcolm apologized for “taking time to pick up the phone”, declaring that he was in the “second training session”.The Brazilian said: “Yes, much more (training at Zenit), here is a double session. I think that’s why I got injured (being laughed). I was used to 40-50 minutes in Barcelona…”, he said.


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Malcom: If Neymar returns to Barca he will perform as he did before for sure


Malcom Oliveira, former Barça winger who is now at Zenit in St. Petersburg, spoke of the possible return of Neymar, Messi and Coutinho.

“If he (Neymar) comes back, he’ll give up like he did in the past, for sure. The truth is, last year we didn’t talk much about Ney in the changing room. We listened on television, to the press… but we wanted to win everything and we didn’t go down” he said.

More or less the same he replied about questions about Coutinho, a good friend of him. “We don’t talk about the future with Philippe. I can’t tell if he’s coming back or not. But if it does it will give Barcelona a lot of joy, I am sure of that,” he said.

On his stage in Barcelona, Malcolm recalled the goal he scored for Madrid. “It was my best moment and then (scoring the goal against) Inter.”

“It was a dream to play at Barça, I learned a lot… on and off the field.”

Malcolm also defended the role of Messi within the changing room. “Not that I have so much power. We were all a family. Leo spoke as captain of the squad, asked us about our opinions. We had meetings to know what players thought and then we talked to the president,” said the Brazilian.

“I think Messi will play until he’s 40. We have to get rid of the Coronavirus fast to see Leo Messi again on a pitch,” he said.


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