• ‘I pretended to cry to escape Barcelona – it was hell under Louis van Gaal’

    ‘I pretended to cry to escape Barcelona – it was hell under Louis van Gaal’

    Former Barcelona forward Christophe Dugarry admits he pretended to cry so that he could leave Barcelona and says he ‘went through hell’ playing under Louis van Gaal.

    The ex-France international lasted just six months at Camp Nou and made only 13 appearances before leaving to join Marseille halfway through the season.

    Dugarry, who was normally a forward, was played in a defensive midfield role by Van Gaal, and the 44-year-old claims he was forced to leave in order to secure his place […]