Atletico Madrid signing Thiago Motta raps Barcelona management

Thiago Motta is delighted with his move to Atletico Madrid.

The former Barcelona midfielder was presented to local media and fans yesterday and declared: "I like the project here. It was important for me to join an important club with big ambitions. The plans the club passed onto me I liked a lot. I'm happy to be here and hope to have a great season.

"I needed a change. I wanted to play with continuity and it was very difficult for me last season (in Barcelona). Txiki (Begiristain) and the president (Joan Laporta) didn't treat me well, but I have no problem with Frank Rijkaard, who always spoke to me face-to-face. Anyway, I want to leave that all behind."

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