As is known, Abidal had surgery on his liver. French defender was forced to miss some time, before returning to the field and deliver Barca confirmed the title after a 1-1 draw with Levante, early this morning.
Van Bronckhorst, who had Barca uniform throughout 2003-2007, greatly appreciate the hard work Abidal. Former Dutch national team captain did not hesitate to call back 31 years as a true champion.
"What can you say about Abidal? I'm happy for him and Barca. He is a footballer who became respected all over the world. He is the champion, on and off the field, and he has won many important game, "explained Van Bronckhorst.
"I embraced it with all your friends, and also all those who have not even I have ever encountered in my lifetime," said 36-year man with emotion, quoted from the Goal, Thursday (12/05/2011).