Eidur expects Barca stay
Eidur Gudjohnsen is confident he will be staying at Barcelona after winning the backing of Pep Guardiola.
Last Updated: 24/08/08 1:00pm
Eidur Gudjohnsen is confident he will be staying at Barcelona.
The Icelandic international's future at Camp Nou has been the subject of intense speculation all summer with a number of English clubs credited with an interest in his services.
Gudjohnsen has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Barcelona side during his two seasons at the club, but the former Chelsea man has been assured of his future by new Barca coach Pep Guardiola.
"I was doubtful about my future but when speaking with Guardiola he told me he believed in me and felt I could help the team a lot," said Gudjohnsen
Believe"I only wanted to stay if the manager believed in me and if I could bring something to the team.
"There are a lot of midfielders in the team but they all have different qualities. Guardiola has asked me to come from deep and score goals," he said.
"The season will be long with almost 70 games and the team needs all its players in top form."