Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez


Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez: three 'pearls' to take care of

Published:17/10/2019 - 23:47h

Updated:17/10/2019 - 23:48h

For years, FC Barcelona did not have so many quality alternatives in the lower categories. 'Pearls' like Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig or Carles Pérez stomp

Tickets for FC Barcelona matches

The Masia always has been a fundamental element so that the FC Barcelona​ have had big sportive successes. The club detects young footballers with wood of crack and takes care them the best that can in the inferior categories, whereas 'educate' his philosophy of game -invariable in all the progression from the smallest to the first team- to facilitate his adaptation in the jumps of category.

From it did some seasons, the contribution of the Masia to the first team had reduced considerably. We happen of a golden age in which they commanded Xavi, Iniesta, Víctor Valdés, Carles Puyol, Sergio Busquets, Leo Messi, Pedro, Hammered to another in which the canteranos reduced his leadership to give step to the of the signings.

But lately it seems that the tendency is going back to invest and the Masia goes back to be a resource of guarantees for the first team. In fact, Ernesto Valverde did not doubt in resorting to players of the filial, and even juvenile, when the things put ugly in the forward by fault of the injuries of 'heavy weights' as Leo Messi, Luis Suárez or Ousmane Dembélé.

The Txingurri bet first by the filial, giving him the alternative to Carles Pérez that, to his 21 years, showed to have a left-handed prodigious that, to day of today, keeps him in the first team. But the definite explosion arrived with Ansu Fati, a juvenile of 16 years that, with little more than 200 minutes accumulated in the first staff, already sees like a future crack world-wide.

Valverde Follows betting pro they by the needs of the first team and now touches to manage the subject with head, so that players like them can finish triumphing. Give them opportunities without burning them prematurely, taking into account that they still are in a process of learning in spite of having showed be totally valid to play in the elite.

Still in the filial, can not evade the case of Riqui Puig, a young midfield player of 20 years in which the specialists of the formative football culé see reflected some of the virtues that carried to players like Xavi and Iniesta to the stardom. For the moment, it adds minutes in dropper in the first team and follows curtiendo in the filial, showing destellos and learning last it that it can be the football when the rivals want to 'hunt him' with strong entrances.

In spite of being in the start of his professional careers, Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez already have showed that they can be players very interesting for the future and now does lacking to confirm that have the mentality, the hold and the sufficient patience as to transform his innate talent in a resource to give the definite jump to the elite.

For this, goes to be especially important the management that the club do with them. Cases like the ones of Bojan Krkic, Sergi Samper or Giovani Two Saints, that aimed high in the first team but that had to look for the life was, have to serve like example that a change generacional it is necessary to do it with patience, little by little, without elevating to the Olimpo the expectations of people very young and that still is learning.

Other futures cracks

The Barça also has to other footballers with which also will have to do a good management, since his quality can be very valid for the first team. The first case to take into account is the one of Carles Aleñá (21 years), with which Ernesto Valverde seemed to explain at the beginning of season but that now has fallen in the ostracism by the competition in the medullary.

The one of Mataró was one of the big stars of the club in all the inferior categories and understands the game like anybody. By what are in front of the need to take care him so that it raise the flight. A possible option would be the one to yield him to another team as it did with Juan Miranda (19 years), that is a member of loan in the Schalke 04.

Álex Hill or Abel Ruiz also have to have very in account by his performance in the inferior categories and, in fact, already debuted in the first team. Cases like the ones of Jean-Clair Todibo, Ronald Araújo or Moussa Wague, that arrived to early age, also have to take care in seen to his promising future.

Next match of FC Barcelona

La Liga | Jornada 14
FC Barcelona

Leganés - FC Barcelona

Saturday, 23 of November of 2019 13:00h
Estadio Municipal de Butarque
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Related Content
Today highlights

Most read