The former player narrates Isaac Cuenca – who joined Lionel Messi in Barcelona – described the difficult moments he went through before ending his football career, and says that football destroyed him.
In a newspaper interview published by the Spanish newspaper AS, Cuenca revealed the least positive part of this sport.
He said, “The most important thing that football taught me is that not everyone is interested in you to the same degree. You think you were in a very good position, and if you think you are, you will test that when you are injured. Football put me in situations that I did not wish for, and I was pushed to do things that I did not want.” “I want it”.
In 2019, Cuenca – who left Barcelona in 2013 – suffered an injury from which he always suffered in his professional career, from which he did not recover well.
Cuenca recalls those moments, saying, “The doctor encouraged me to undergo surgery. I needed two transplants and I went to the operating room, but it did not work, so the game was over.”
Cuenca’s last adventure in football was with the Japanese Vegalta Sendai, and he says about this experience, “Physically, I was in Japan, but emotionally in Catalonia.”
He added, “Training has become popular now, but I do not need it because retirement frees me. After the last surgical intervention, the vertebra (the spine) hurt me so much that when I stopped using it, it relieved me. I want to live a normal life.”
Cuenca appeared in Barcelona in the 2011/2012 season, then moved on loan to Ajax Amsterdam, but he suffered a severe knee injury that affected his career.
Cuenca played for Deportivo La Coruna and Granada, and received interest from Portuguese club Benfica and Spanish club Sevilla and Villarreal, in addition to interest from other clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Mexico and the Emirates, but he preferred to move to the Turkish league before ending his career in Japan.
Cuenca is the distinctive player of Barcelona’s 4-3-3 plan, as he can play in 3 positions in that plan, all of which are offensive.
Ishaq mainly plays as a playmaker in the midfield, but he is also good at playing on the wings on the right and left sides, using his excellent ball control skills.