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RIQUI RETURNED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE

Koeman once again makes it clear that he does not trust Riqui Puig

Published:4/08/2021 - 21:10h

Updated:4/08/2021 - 21:10h

Riqui Puig was once again a substitute with Barça and there are already two games in a row. The canterano stayed on the bench, while Gavi or Nico González started. Ronald Koeman made it clear that he still does not trust Matadepera

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Riqui Puig was to title in the two first parties of pre-season of the FC Barcelona. So much against the Nàstic of Tarragona as in front of the Girona, Ronald Koeman trusted the canterano and gave him chevrons in the eleven initial. However, without the usual headlines in the available midfield and with a team of circumstances, this 'confidence' was more than expected and the surprising had been that no gone out of start.

The moment of the truth in this preparation for the one of Matadepera had to arrive against the Stuttgart and the Network Bull Salzburgo. With Frenkie of Jong and Sergio Busquets available, but without shooting, have trusted Riqui had been a statement of intentions of the trainer culé. Nevertheless, the Dutch went back to leave clear by enésima time since it trains to the Barça that is very far to trust the midfield player of almost 22 years.

In front of the Stuttgart, Puig was acting and went out in the minute 62 of the second part by Gavi. Precisely the fact that the jovencísimo canterano of alone 16 years went headline by in front of him says a lot of what thinks Koeman of him. But in spite of this, in the half hour that played the international Sub-21 Spanish marked a goal and left again good feelings, reasons more than sufficient to think that it could be headline in front of the Salzburg.

However, this Wednesday the one of Matadepera went back to remain in the bench by second consecutive duel. A statement of intentions of the technician of Zaandam, that preferred to trust again in Gavi, in addition to in Nico González, Sergio Busquets and Of Jong, that went out in defence of three like free in the classical 3-5-2 of the míster. Riqui Had to conform with going out in the second part, as it already faced up to the Stuttgart.

Riqui Did not do big thing in the 20 minutes that played

The Catalan jumped to the terrain of game in the minute 72 and hardly left any played of merit in the almost 20 minutes that was in the field. As it always does, it asked it and it tried some driving to break the defence of the Network Bull, but any of his actions finish in at all. It will be necessary to see which raisin in the Gamper, but gives the feeling that Koeman will follow without trusting he. It can that go out yielded was not so bad idea after all...

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