Riqui Puig celebrates his goal in Elche beside his mates


Two years of the debut of Riqui Puig in League with the Barça... Without progression

Published:14/04/2021 - 01:54h

Updated:14/04/2021 - 01:54h

The youngster debuted in LaLiga in a party in front of Huesca. In that occasion, formed part of a full team rotations with a Barça that already was seen like champion of LaLiga

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On 13 April 2019 it was of the days of greater importance in the career futbolística of the Spanish midfield player, Riqui Puig. The youngster of 21 years debuted with the first team of the Barça when were 19 years old and with the number 28 in the back. This occurred in the stadium of The Alcoraz during a party against the Huesca. That time, the Barcelona team empató to zero with Riqui having played 66 minutes.

The canterano went out from the start in a party that only was a formality for a Barça practically champion of League in that occasion. The míster of the combined culé in that then, Ernesto Valverde, trusted the quarry and in the less usual and formed an eleven plagado of novelties. Between them, Riqui Puig.

In this party, the midfield player of 21 years planted in the left of the triangle of the three men of the centre of the lawn, just in the band of Malcom. It showed several destellos of quality ilusionantes like a pass filtered to Dembélé that by little did not finish in goal, and would be the clearest occasion of the Barça in the party. Finally, Jordi Alba went in to replace it.

However, the first official meeting of Riqui with the Barça was in the turn of the dieciseisavos of final of the Glass of the King of the season 2018/19. It was in the Camp Nou, in December of 2018, in front of the Cultural Leonese. In said appointment, had some 35 minutes in what it was a conclusive victory of the Barça in this party by 4 goals to 1 and with an assistance.

Riqui Puig, in spite of not having too much leadership with Ronald Koeman this season, follows convinced that it can remain and triumph with the Barça. To date, the great midfield player in this campaign 497 minutes delivered in 11 parties of League, four of Champions, four of Glass of Rey and two of the Supercopa of Spain.

His current moment

At present, Riqui finds relegado to the bench from the arrival of Koeman, the Dutch already has increasingly defined to his players of confidence and this does not seem to be one of them. In the summer of the past year, was about to to go of the Camp Nou, but decided to remain to litigate by a place in the team where grew. The canterano began the season without a lot of opportunities, but the few minutes that had in the field were sufficient to show him to the trainer that deserved more leadership.

In the last weeks, with the implementation of the 3-5-2 (or 5-3-2 to the moment to defend), Ronald Koeman has not done a lot of modifications in his alignment and Riqui has had fewer minutes in the field. In addition to his performance, the irruption of Ilaix Moriba has been another factor that has contributed to that every time it have less leadership. By what can not descartarse that, with the arrival of Ilaix and his fading in the first team, Laporta look for him an exit this summer.

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