It HAS STAGNATED
The new dilemma of the Barça: What to do with Riqui Puig?
Published:3/04/2021 - 20:28h
Updated:3/04/2021 - 20:28h
Riqui Puig has remained backwards in the fight by a place in the FC Barcelona, with Ilaix Moriba that it has surpassed him without problems
The FC Barcelona has a list of big players, but no all have achieved to stand out to the arrival of Ronald Koeman to the bench. Although the Dutch has showed that no 'house' with any player neither approach, every time is more evident that has to his men of confidence and that, to his time, there are players that do not finish of despegar and that have seen relegados to the bench in front of the good dynamics of his mates.
Riqui Puig has been one of them. In the summer of the past year was in the door of exit of the Camp Nou, but decided to remain to litigate by a place in the team of his life. The canterano began the season without a lot of opportunities, but equally enchufadísimo. The few minutes that had in the field were sufficient for demostrale to the trainer that was making a mistake and deserved more leadership.
However, his situation has given a twist of 180 degrees and could move away more than the club. In the last weeks, with the implementation of the 3-5-2 (or 5-3-2 to the moment to defend), Ronald Koeman has not done a lot of modifications in his alignment title and Riqui Puig has had fewer opportunities to jump to the field. When it has done it, always it has remained the feeling that it could have done more, or remains in the factor time, besides, because it goes in on the hour.
The true is that his performance has not been the only that has played in his against. The irruption of Ilaix Moriba, with 18 years, in the first team has marvelled to all the barcelonismo, included Ronald Koeman. The canterano arrived stepping strong to the Camp Nou and outlines like one of the big stars of face to the future. Already it has marked and assisted (to Leo Messi, as if it was little) and expects to have more opportunities in the Barça.
The future of Riqui
In this point, the future of Riqui Puig turns into a big uncertainty. Always it has showed that is committed and that, with cianza, can turn into an important player, but the FC Barcelona also is conscious that it can be an ideal player to put in the market and like this do box of face to the next signings.
And it is that lto notorious loss of leadership would be the first reason of Joan Laporta and company to think in looking for him an exit, although for the moment they would not have offers on the table by his index card. The true is that, if it wants to remain, will have to impress to the trainer in the weeks to come so that it do him part of his approach.