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Bayern Munich star insists he doesn't owe Barcelona anything

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has no hard feelings towards former club Barcelona but has insisted that he doesn't owe the club anything.

The Spanish international came through the ranks at the Catalan giants but struggled to break into the first-team at the La Liga outfit and made the move to Champions League holders Bayern Munich at the beginning of the season. 

Thiago was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer before his move to the Bundesliga and has admitted that he doesn't regret departing Camp Nou. 

"I am grateful to Barcelona, but I do not owe them anything anymore," he tolf El Pais in an interview that was quoted by Goal.

"I would have left Barcelona for any team, just so I would no longer be warming the bench.

"It was my own decision to leave Barcelona. Nobody put a gun to my head and forced me to go. I didn't get the feeling the club believed in me. That's why I moved on.

He added: "I left Barcelona because I wanted to be happy again and play football on a regular basis. I found exactly what I was looking for here at Bayern."

The 22-year-old has been capped five times for Spain and was in exceptional form in last summer's European Under-21 Championships, scoring a perfect hat-trick in his country's 4-2 victory over Italy in the final. 

He's managed just 12 league games for Bayern Munich this season under former boss Pep Guardiola as the German club look to retain their hold on European football.

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