The feeling’s mutual, Borja…
In a question and answer session with Spanish media outlet AS, Borja Baston admitted that former Swans’ boss Bob Bradley “drove the team mad” with the number of changes he made to the team throughout his time in charge at the Liberty Stadium.
Borja, who is spending the season on loan at Malaga in La Liga, confessed that his time at Swansea wasn’t what he had expected and feels he wasn’t given a chance to show what he was capable of. He said:
I was really excited to go there after the seasons I had in Spain. I arrived as the most expensive signing in Swansea’s history, and at no point did they give me the chance to show what I could do.
The Spanish striker also expressed his frustrations surrounding the sacking of Francesco Guidolin, a manager who had opted to sign Borja from Atletico Madrid in the first place:
I recovered from that [pre-season arm injury] and was able to play a couple of games, but then they [Swansea] fired the manager who had brought me in. It was difficult after that because the manager who came in (Bob Bradley) drove the team mad.
The former Atletico man continued to talk down former boss Bradley’s qualities as a manager, claiming that “he made lots of changes and we didn’t know what we were trying to do.”
When questioned about his future, Borja refused to rule out a return to the Swans but insisted that his focus was entirely on his upcoming season with Malaga. He told AS:
I intend to give my all for Málaga, have a good season, and help the team finish as high as possible. That is my objective. I don’t have more future aims, I think about the present.
You can read the article from AS in full here.