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The irruption of Ilaix leaves Riqui Puig against the ropes

Published:5/03/2021 - 12:19h

Updated:8/03/2021 - 13:30h

Riqui Puig is being the most affected of the first team of the Barça by the irruption of Ilaix Moriba. The one from Matadepera plays less and less and could have to leave Barcelona in the summer if the club bets on Ilaix

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Ilaix Moriba Seems that little by little it is settling in the first team of the FC Barcelona. The canterano has gone going in and going out of the announcements since it began the 2021, but is indisputable that is winning the confidence of Ronald Koeman. The technician every time is explaining more with him and gave him minutes in two of the most important parties of the season, in League against the Seville and in Glass of Rey, also in front of the Andalusians.

The midfield player played almost 20 minutes in Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán the past Saturday and also contested the last 12 minutes of the crash more all the extention in front of the sevillistas in the 'semis' of Glass. In both meetings saw him well, especially in the second, where left very good flavour of mouth. The guinean went up the physical level of the Barça, went to presionar very up and gave him a greater dynamism to the tired centre of the field culé.

It will be necessary to see how follows managing Koeman to the juvenile, but gives the impression that it goes to be followed having he. This decision could be tremendously hurtful for another canterano of the first staff that is remaining without gap. Riqui Puig, that was going to more and that seemed to explain more for his trainer, has suffered a 'frenazo' and is playing every time less these last weeks.

The one of Matadepera did not contest an alone minute in front of the Seville neither in League neither in Glass, although yes it played 10 minutes against the Cádiz days before, 12 against Paris Saint-Germain and the 90 against the Alavés on 12 February. However, remain out of two so important commitments like these last hints that could be losing his place in the rotation. The irruption of Ilaix is not positive for him, since it goes to have from now on another competitor more in the half.

The future of Riqui in the Barça does not paint well

The presence of the African adds to the fact that to Koeman seems that never it has finished him to convince Riqui. The Dutch wanted that it went yielded so much in summer as in January and seems to have some problem between them. If the one of Zaandam is still in the Barça the course that comes, something possible after the traced back against the sevillistas, the Catalan midfield player could have more than complicated remain in the Barcelona the next campaign.

It comments that the club goes to do him index card of the first team to Moriba for next year, by what the player would happen to form part officially of the staff. Taking into account that they do not foresee gone out in the half, further to try 'plant' to Philippe Coutinho and to see which raisin with Miralem Pjanic, his future in the short term in the Camp Nou paints bad. Perhaps, this time Riqui have to give his arm to twist and have to go out yielded. Everything seems that it will depend on how much play in what it subtracts of campaign and of who was the trainer.

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