Thursday February 14 2013
No Barcelona revenge for Bojan

Milan’s Bojan Krkic insists revenge will not be on his mind when he faces former club Barcelona in the Champions League.

The two teams will meet in the last 16 of the competition next week and the forward is keen to make an impact.

“I have wanted to play and score against Barca,” the 22-year-old told RAC1. “But not out of anger or bitterness, which I do not have, but in order to help my teammates.

“Would it be a point of vindication? Yeah, but for the importance of the game.”

Bojan left Barcelona in 2011 for Roma on a two-year loan, before joining Milan at the end of last season.

“To not play in the 2011 Champions League Final at Wembley really hurt me and I did not get a chance,” he added.

“It is difficult for anyone to perform if you do not have continuity and you do not feel important.

“At Barca I was important in key moments at an historic club, but I did not play competitively and for tactical decisions.

“Despite everything I am proud of my time at the club, and I showed that I can play at a very high level. Will I go back? It is my home, but in football wishes do not count.”

At the moment it is unclear whether Milan will exercise their right to sign the player outright at the end of the campaign.

“I need to be a regular starter to be owned by Milan or any other team,” he explained. “That is why next year I hope that I will be owned by a team that is committed to me, in order for me to be important.”

Bojan has scored just three goals in 16 Serie A games this season.