Thomas Vermaelen has described the 2014-15 season as the worst of his career after it was almost entirely ruined by injury.
The Belgium international joined Barcelona from Arsenal in the summer of 2014 but a succession of injuries meant his debut didn’t come until the very last League game of the campaign.
“Hopefully I start the UEFA Super Cup. I have to be realistic. I want to continue to grow after a difficult season, the worst of my career,” Vermaelen told the Press in the United States, AS reports.
“Luis Enrique is a person who talks to you a lot, although I can’t say he’s given me any advice in particular. But he is a person who speaks out.
“Gerard Pique is someone who helps me. I’m close to other teammates but because of our positions on the pitch, I talk to Pique more often.
“Pedro [Rodriguez] could play in this team because he is a great forward. I hope he stays. As for his future, I only know what the rumours say. I haven’t talked to him about it. He’s unlucky to be here at the same time as our three impressive forwards.
“Jose Mourinho? It’s years since I played against him. Everyone knows him well. Tactically he is very good. I know there was some arguments with him.”