Espanyol hit out at Roger
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Llibre insisted he was not surprised by the former Barca player's decision, but claimed the 26-year-old could have shown more respect.
"We were sure that he wouldn't continue here because he did not respond to our offer which we made over a month ago," said the Espanyol chief.
"But we were informed by the press and not by him.
"We deserved to have been informed by the player or his agent, not by a journalist.
"I know that I will never receive a call from him. Manners also exist in the world of football, and saying goodbye costs nothing."
Espanyol coach Javier Clemente also expressed his disappointment at Roger's departure adding: "We will now have a hard search to find another player in his position."
However, Espanyol did confirm that Raul Molina would complete his move to the club after appearing for Recreativo in this weekend's Copa del Rey.
"He will be playing for Espanyol next season. We are just waiting for him to play in the Copa del Rey on Saturday," stated Llibre.