Riqui Puig in the Barça-Granada

RIQUI HAD NOT PLAYED SINCE MAY

The 5th was the charm: Riqui Puig made his Barça debut this season at last

Published:21/09/2021 - 11:51h

Updated:21/09/2021 - 11:52h

Riqui Puig enjoyed his first minutes of the season with FC Barcelona against Granada. The youth squad, who had not played in an official match since May, took the field in the 74th minute for Sergio Busquets

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Riqui Puig was to title in the two first parties of pre-season of the FC Barcelona and played in the second part against the Stuttgart, the Network Bull Salzburgo and the Juventus of Turín. However, since Ronald Koeman​​ had not retold with the canterano, showing by enésima time that the one of Matadepera is far to be between his favourites for the rotation of the midfield.

Nevertheless, the injury of Pedri, the bad moment of the Barça and the urgencies carried to the Dutch to 'throw' of the Catalan this past Monday against the Granada. In the minute 74 of meeting, the míster decided to take out to the field to the of the Masia, that enjoyed of his first minutes of the campaign at last. After remaining without playing in the four first duels of the course, to the fifth was the defeated and the international Sub-21 Spanish could jump to the terrain of game finally.

Riqui Did not play an official party from 22 May of the past campaign, when it played something more than half hour in the unimportant Eibar-Barcelona that closed LaLiga. After being in white more time of the expected, the one of Matadepera went back to the green against the Andalusians to try help to his team to trace back. In the more than 20 minutes that was on the lawn did not leave big details, although the style of game of the Barcelona during this time prejudiced him, since it based in hanging balloons to the area.

It will be necessary to see if the minutes to Riqui remain in an anecdote or if for real Koeman begins to give him 'ball' from now. What himself left clear the one of Zaandam in front of the Granada was that to his eyes Gavi goes on down in front. The jovencísimo midfield player jumped to the terrain of game in the 60 and advanced to the Catalan in the rotation, as it comes sucediendo in this beginning of course.

To the thread of the paper that could have of here from now on the half, fits to remember the words of the trainer barcelonista just before the crash against the grenadian. In press conference, the ex of Holland left clear that Puig follows without being of his like. "It has to improve in many respects of game. The other day it heated and it was a possibility to go in to the party. It has to work like any youngster", commented hours before doing him debut this season.

Riqui Grieve had weight the past season with Koeman

It is necessary to say that the past course, the one of Matadepera so alone played 24 parties and 581 minutes between all the competitions. In the first months of the course was at least explained for his technician and hardly contested 4 minutes in League in the first 17 meetings. It did not go until the beginning of this 2021 when, taking advantage of a plague of injuries, the young footballer began to do gap in the rotation, although it did not last him too much.

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