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Memphis Depay happy to be a rebel at Barcelona like Luis Suarez

‘It can bring something extra and you win the game’

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New Barcelona signing Memphis Depay has given a new interview with Diario Sport which will be published on Wednesday where he opens up a little bit on his personality.

The Netherlands international says he’s happy to be seen as a rebel and feels that having an extra edge can bring an advantage on the pitch.

Memphis also used former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez as an example of a player whose confrontational and ultra-competitive personality has helped him succeed.

“I don’t care if they say I’m a rebel. Sometimes, if you are a rebel on the pitch it can bring something extra and you win the game. Luis Suárez won so many games and scored so many goals, and not because he’s the sweetest, nicest person on the field,” he said.

“I feel good. For me it is a blessing to be here. The reception has been incredible. Obviously it is tiring to attend so many interviews and events, but I am doing it with energy and patience. I am enjoying this first week and my first match.”

Source | Diario Sport

The forward has made a bright start to his Barcelona career. Memphis made his debut as a substitute in Saturday’s friendly win over Girona and made it a memorable first outing for the Catalan giants by scoring his first goal for the club from the penalty spot.