Sergi Roberto ‘breaks down in tears in Barcelona dressing room’
The crowd dissent started with mild whistles towards Sergi Roberto but his every touch was being loudly booed by the end of his game.
Spanish International Sergi Roberto burst into tears in Barcelona dressing room after being booed by the Catalan fans in their defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
It is an indisputable fact to say that the departure of Lionel Messi has indeed created a great vacuum in the Blaugrana set-up.
Barca suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp and large sections of the crowd singled out the midfielder for his performance.
Bayern Munich who beat the Catalans 8-2 when they last met ran riot once again to embarrass the hosts in their own back yard.
The 29-year-old played right-midfield rather than his usual centre-mid slot for the Champions League clash.
But despite the switch, fans did not cut him much slack before he was replaced by Yusuf Demir on 59 minutes.
The crowd dissent started with mild whistles towards the 29-year-old but his every touch was being loudly booed by the end of his game.
According to AS, Sergi was affected by the booing of the fans so much that he was in floods of tears in the dressing room.
Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique were among those said to have comforted him. Pique leaped to his defence after the match.
The Barca vice-captain said:
"The whistles towards Sergi Roberto are hurtful.
“I would like to remind people that he is a midfielder, not a winger. He has made a sacrifice to adapt to that position on the pitch.
“People are free to express themselves but I do not like the whistles, they do not help.
“I know the person, he is a spectacular human being and he wants more than anything for this club to be successful.
“I am hurt a lot by this.”