- The centre-back is still upbeat about becoming the first-ever Columbian to have ever played for Barcelona.
- Yerry doesn't have any clear explanation of why things didn't work out at Barca.
"It was a great moment, making history as the first Colombian ever to play for Barcelona. Football, like life, gives you lots of ups and downs. That was a big high when I signed for Barcelona. But for one reason or another, things didn’t work out. I didn't get the game time that I needed," Yerry Mina has told talkSPORT.
"Your faith helps you through those difficult times. I was very sorry that I didn’t get a chance to prove myself and play that frequently. So you look at ways to never give up, to persist, train hard and try hard.
"Sometimes there's not a clear explanation for why things don't work out, they just don't work out.
"But you get to a point where you do want to be playing regularly and you look for a way out, fortunately, Everton provided me with a chance to do that and now I'm just really focused and positive," the Colombian concludes.
Mina joined Barca from Palmeiras in January 2018 and became the first Colombian to ever play for the club. However, he suffered from recurring injuries and hardly could get any game time.
The centre-back joined Everton on a permanent deal in 2018 which cost the Toffees €30m. Barcelona are able to buy Mina back for €60m starting from 2020.