Monday March 12 2018
Gomes 'feels ashamed to leave the house'

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has revealed he is ‘not enjoying’ football and sometimes ‘feels too ashamed to leave the house’.

The 24-year-old has struggled since his move to the Camp Nou from Valencia in 2016 and has opened up in a forthright and honest interview.

“I do not feel good playing…I’m not enjoying what I do,” Gomes revealed to Panenka.

“My friends tell me I am playing with the hand brake on and I know this is true, and it is bothering me why I cannot step it up from there.

“Things changed after my first six months and there was more pressure, which is fine but I’m too self-critical of myself…I’m a perfectionist and cannot tolerate my mistakes, it has become a hell...maybe that is not the right word.

“I cannot shake negative moments out of my head and it impacts on my performances and I am thinking too much.

“It leads me to feel ashamed and sometimes I feel that I cannot leave the house due to the shame and due to people looking at me.”

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