Bojan Krkic features for Catalonia

Bojan Krkic recently had a run out for the Catalonia national team. Catalonia is not recognised by FIFA as an international team.
This coupled with Stoke City not having a break during Christmas meant that Krkic had been unable to feature for Catalonia in their annual friendly game. This time around, the Stoke City forward has been able to feature and expresses his delight. Krkic has played for Barcelona and Roma before joining Stoke City. A winter break is usually the norm in Spanish and Italian leagues, but it is the time when there are a lot of fixtures in the Premier League.

After recently featuring for the national team, Catalonia born Krkic says that even though it is just a friendly match, it is very special for the national team. Just when it seemed that Bojan was going to make a major impact, he has suffered from some niggling injuries throughout the campaign. It has restricted him to just 29 appearances this season. Even then, he has made a major impact by scoring seven league goals. Stoke are expecting a much better return from their young forward if he plays regularly. Manager Mark Hughes is intent on building the team around Krkic, as they aim for European qualification.

“We don't have training, we meet in the morning. We have one friendly a year and it is special for everyone. At the moment it is just a friendly game.I talked to my team-mates in England and they say 'Why do you want to play in this? They are not official'.We know this but we play for the people, for the people it is important. It is a special day for everyone and we enjoy playing for Catalonia,” said Krkic. The player also revealed that his biggest ambition is to get back into the Spanish national team.