Riqui Puig, launching the decisive penalty against the Real Sociedad


From forgotten to decisive... Riqui Puig had the calm that to others was missing them

Published:14/01/2021 - 00:32h

Updated:14/01/2021 - 02:09h

It seemed that Griezmann would be the one who sealed the pass of the Barça to the final of the Supercopa, but the French sent his shot to the clouds and had to be Riqui Puig the one who assumed the responsibility

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To be one of the big forgotten of Ronald Koeman, focus of controversy and of ostracism by fault of his fault of minutes, this Wednesday the contribution of Riqui Puig was key so that the FC Barcelona attained the classification for the final of the Supercopa of Spain. The youngster canterano annotated the penalti decisive of the final batch, adjusting to perfection the shot and deceiving to Remiro. Afterwards, explosion of joy and embraces with the mates.

"It was missing me a fifth thrower and Riqui offered ", commented Ronald Koeman in back press conference to the party. To the young Barcelona midfield player could not him the nerves and, as if of a veteran treated , required the launching to the contrary side by which threw the goalkeeper. Riqui Puig was very safe of himself same, and assumed the responsibility after the opportunity fallida of Griezmann, that sent his shot to the clouds.

Already it participated in the last party of LaLiga Santander 2020-21 against the Granada, and this Wednesday went back to have minutes in front of the Real Sociedad in the extention. Riqui Puig, for the first time this season, has played two consecutive parties and can that his contribution go to more in the next appointments, as long as it attain to win of the all the confidence of Ronald Koeman.

In front of the 'txuri urdin', showed good technical details in the exit of balloon and to the hour to connect with the rest of his mates, arriving to the aledaños of the rival area with ease to create danger. Riqui Puig contributed freshness to the team when more it needed it, and showed very safe with the spherical in the feet, practically without committing losses of importance.

Riqui Puig can go to more in the Barça of Koeman

To his 21 years, the one of Matadepera only thinks in keeping growing and in doing it, besides, dressed of Barcelona. Although his ex mate Carles Aleñá took the decision to leave yielded to the Getafe in the last days, Riqui always has bet for remaining in spite of his fault of minutes, sabedor that the situation can change to half term if it takes advantage of his opportunities.

For now it can say that has played to big level in the last parties in which it has participated, by what there is not reason so that Koeman do not follow giving him minutes, although it was from the bench in the coming appointments. Who know if the young midfield player could convert, like the past year, in one of the big revulsivos of the team in the second part of the course.

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