Former Barcelona midfielder
"I arrived very young, at 18 years old. If in front of you you have Neymar, Suarez, Messi," Halilovic said, as quoted by Spanish media outlet Sport.
"It’s hard to have chances and I had five years left on the contract. I’m not a player that likes sitting on the bench and I only think in enjoying my life. I wanted to play and show what I could do."
The attacking midfielder also mentioned that he is still maintains close contact with many of his former teammates.
He added: "
"Yes, I see it. I look at Dybala and Griezmann, who at 19 or 20 years old they didn’t grow up at the best teams in the world, but when you have chances and one or two good seasons…. I see myself playing for a great side, but I have to keep growing."