Carles Puyol bid farewell to Barcelona in an emotional ambience on Thursday evening after 15 seasons at the Camp Nou where he won 21 titles including six Primera division and three Champions League trophies.
The 36-year-old Spain defender revealed he has played his last game for Barcelona and doesn’t nurse any ambition of becoming a manager on the day he said goodbye to the game.
Puyol would officially leave Barca after Saturday’s La Liga title decider against Atletico Madrid, a game he claimed he won’t be able to feature during today’s farewell press conference due to a knee injury.
“I don’t think I’ll be a coach, it’s not what I’d like most. Maybe I’ll change my mind but for now I want to do other things,” Puyol said.
“I want to be remembered as someone who did everything for Barca and for football.
“I’ll tell my daughter that I was lucky to play at the best club in the world.”
Puyol has been a first-team regular for 15 seasons, winning 21 titles including six Primera Division and three Champions League trophies, while he has also been capped 100 times by Spain.