Denis Suarez says he had opportunities to leave Barcelona in the summer, but is determined to become a first-team regular.
“I never thought about leaving and although it is true that I had two offers, I did not consider either,” the 23-year-old told RAC1.
“I didn’t want to move from here, I know that I have the confidence of the coaching staff, of the players, and I believe I’ll get opportunities and hope to make the most of them. My goal is to be important here and I will not stop fighting until I achieve that.”
“Perhaps so far this season it has (been better than last season) – I have started games and have been important,” he said.
“I can’t stop there, I have to fight for more game time and more starts.”
Despite already being seven points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid, the Spanish international was not getting carried away with Barcelona’s start to the season.
“To be seven points clear with six league games gone would have been unthinkable but we have to concentrate on ourselves – it is a very long season and doubts can creep in when you lose or draw a game,” he told the interviewer.