Stoichkov: If I see Figo in Barcelona…

Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov says he would “insult” Luis Figo if he saw the former Real Madrid winger in the streets of Catalonia.

Stoichkov and Figo participated in a game of ‘true of false’ by Spanish-language American broadcaster Univision on Friday, and the Bulgarian made it clear the ex-winger’s decision to swap La Blaugrana for Madrid still rankled him.

When Figo denied he was insulted by Barcelona locals on his trips back to the region and joked “it was only” Stoichkov who did, the 1994 World Cup star responded: “It’s true, if I see you in Barcelona then I’ll insult you!”

Figo spent five years at Barca between 1995 and 2000, winning two La Liga titles among other trophies during his time at Camp Nou, but he drew the ire of Blaugrana fans when he joined arch-rivals Madrid for a then-record €62m.

When questioned on whether he regretted his change of scenery, the 2000 Ballon d’Or winner retorted: “It was a wise decision, when you’re not valued somewhere and you have the opportunity to change for the better. I won many trophies with Real Madrid and that’s what counts.“

Figo then concluded by agreeing Jose Mourinho was the best Coach in the world and placing Eusebio above Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player of all time.

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