Garcia Pimienta was an involuntary protagonist at the Barça AGM on Saturday. The president Joan Laporta said he was sacked in the summer because “We didn’t see Barca B integrated with the direction of the youth levels”. However Pimienta wanted to hit back on a Twitch stream.
“These words show that they had no excuses, they just wanted to bring their own people in, that was the reason they gave me,” he told Gerard Romero. “Telling me that I was not in line with the youth teams, it’s the opposite. In 2018 when Barca B came up is when they returned to their origins. In the previous years they made good squads without players who could get to the first team. All the games I coached at Barca B, Juvenilsm Cadetes, we played 4-3-3, faithful to the style. I believed in people from here and the proof is in the players who have made their first-team debuts. They told me thanks for everything over these years but they wanted to put their own people in.”
Pimienta also was positive on the current first team, “I’m sure that with the first team squad they’ve got, while I don’t know if they will win the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey, they can aspire to almost all titles. To compete to try to win them. You can lose against Bayern, City or Liverpool but the team will play better and will have a chance of winning all the titles, I have no doubt.”