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Abidal ´annoyed´ at Barca exit

Eric Abidal has admitted to feeling "annoyed" over the manner in which his departure from Barcelona was handled.
The Frenchman joined the Catalan club from Lyon in 2007, and played a prominent role in the trophy-laden Pep Guardiola era.

However, his career was temporarily interrupted when a tumour on his liver was discovered in 2011, and he was forced to undergo a transplant a year later as a result of complications.

The defender subsequently made a full recovery, and was given five outings toward the end of the 2012-13 season as part of an emotional return to action.

But after failing to earn a new deal with Barcelona, the 33-year-old has spoken of his disappointment, saying: "I don’t understand it. I fought for them and am in great shape. 

"The doctor was surprised at my recovery. I feel better than I did two years ago. They didn’t give me any reason and said it was a professional decision.

"Inevitably, it calls into question my ability to continue playing football. I am the first person to judge my fitness and I’m not going to put my life at stake.

"That is why I am a little annoyed with the club’s decision. Either way, that’s football."
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