LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
The best and the worst of Junior Firpo's debut
Published:8/08/2019 - 18:10h
Updated:8/08/2019 - 18:10h
Junior Firpo was able to debut with FC Barcelona and played the game in full. In his first friendly duel against Naples, he had lights and shadows
The party that the FC Barcelona played in American earths against the Naples served to see the good staged of Ousmane Dembélé, more minutes of Frenkie of Jong and Antoine Griezmann, the quality of Net, lel desparpajo of Riqui Puig... But also the debut of Junior Firpo, pertinent left-handed side of the Real Betis, that played the 90 minutes.
The Hispanic-dominican only had completed two trainings with his new mates, but Ernesto Valverde bet by him from the start of the meeting and did not substitute him in all the party. His first meeting with the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona left positive and negative details, but the barcelonismo has reasons for ilusionarse with his debut.
The best of the debut of Junior Firpo
There is something that marvelled of Junior Firpo in his first meeting: his portentoso physical. In the FC Barcelona, has missed during the last seasons to players with sufficient lungs as to hold a party to full performance. In this appearance, the ex of the Real Betis was excellent and even during the last minutes, in spite of the heat and to be start of season, saw him arrive to background line.
Junor Firpo Has legs and lungs as to be a puñal by the left band during all the party. This will help a lot to Jordi Alba, that in the last seasons has suffered the physical fatigue to be headline during all the season by not being able to allow rest because of the absence of a natural relief.
Of course, to Junior Firpo noticed him a lot that only it has trained twice with the FC Barcelona and that still has not learnt the automatisms of the team of Ernesto Valverde. In some occasions saw him out of place, leaving too many spaces to his back and forcing to Antoine Griezmann to work the double from the position of extreme.
In general, it saw him toneless in defence and the goal of the Naples split of a played in which to the Hispanic-dominican was missing him forcefulness. Maybe because of the nerves, in other played cost him take decisions hit. Details that will be able to pulir when the lateral youngster adapt to the diagrams of Ernesto Valverde.