HE DEFENDED THE BARÇA PLAYER
The Spain U21 coach shows his face for Riqui Puig
Published:24/03/2021 - 08:44h
Updated:24/03/2021 - 08:44h
Luis de la Fuente, the Spanish Under-21 coach, spoke at a press conference about Riqui Puig, who is not playing almost anything at Barça, but who does count for him. The coach gave his face for the Catalan and justified his presence on the list
Riqui Puig began the season with more doubts that never by the presence of Ronald Koeman in the bench of the FC Barcelona. The canterano did not go in inside the plans of the Dutch, that wanted that it went yielded and left him clear that did not go to have a lot of minutes. In spite of everything, the midfield player preferred to remain and struggle by a place, something that is costing him much more of what thought.
In what it goes of campaign, the one of Matadepera so alone has played 20 parties and 494 minutes between all the competitions. In the first months of the course was at least explained for his trainer and hardly contested 4 minutes in League in the first 17 meetings. It did not go until the beginning of this 2020 when taking advantage of a plague of injuries the young footballer began to do gap in the rotation.
However, in spite of his work and of his good performance in the 12 parties that played in total between January and February, Koeman has gone back to leave him separated these last weeks. The one of Zaandam is trusting more in Ilaix Moriba, that has advanced him in the rotation. Riqui Did not play in the turn of eighth of Champions against the PSG neither in the turn of 'semis' of Glass in front of the Seville, and only has played 13 minutes in total in the last three crashes of League (3, 5 and 5).
With so little time of game, surprised a lot of that the canterano went in in the announcement of the Spanish selection of football Sub-21. However, Luis de la Fuente trusts he blindly, as it went back to show in this occasion. The technician, besides, has wanted to give the face by the mediocampista and in press conference has defended his presence in the list and his cost like footballer.
Luis de la Fuente trusts blindly in Riqui
"Riqui Gives us, independently of his minutes, freshness, viveza, can change the rhythm of a party in a moment determined… is one of the reasons by which to the hour to do the announcement include him in her. In addition to that it is a boy with a grandísima progression", affirmed. Words that surely reassure and gladden to Puig, that perhaps is having a bad time in the Barcelona, but that with Spain keeps on being important.
Although it is not clear that the barcelonista go to be headline in the parties of the phase of groups of the European Sub-21 that play in this stop, yes expects that it was important already was going out of start or from the bench. The statements of the seleccionador leave clear that has in very high esteem to the of Matadepera, that now will have to give him back the confidence in the terrain of game to base of good game.