Riqui Puig, launching the penalti decisive


Riqui Puig and Ronald Koeman: The history behind the penalti decisive

Published:14/01/2021 - 09:30h

Updated:14/01/2021 - 11:21h

Riqui Puig annotated the penalti decisive in front of the Real Sociedad to happen to the final of the Supercopa, although initially it did not appear in the list of throwers of Ronald Koeman

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The FC Barcelona could not with the Real Sociedad neither in the first 90 minutes neither in the extention, by what played the pass to the final of the Supercopa of Spain in the batch of penaltis and went out victorious. The first key of this victory was the tarpaulin of Marc-André ter Stegen, that stopped the two first launchings of the Basque group; the second, the scorers, that were Ousmane Dembélé, Miralem Pjanic... And Riqui Puig.

Bonita the history behind the penalti decisive, that was the one who launched the Catalan midfield player. In absence of Leo Messi, Ronald Koeman had clear that four throwers in the batch would be Frenkie of Jong, Ousmane Dembélé, Miralem Pjanic and Antoine Griezmann, but doubted with the fifth. The Dutch asked after who saw qualified to launch it and Riqui Puig, without doubting it neither a moment, offered .

After the party, so much Ronald Koeman like the own Riqui Puig explained how produced the sequence in which they decided the throwers. "Ronald Koeman has said the first four throwers and I have asked to throw the fifth", said the Catalan, adding that "when I have taken the balloon knew that it went inside, have kicked with conviction. It did not know where it would kick, but once you are here, it is necessary to launch strong and believe in one same".

Riqui Puig also commented his current situation in the first team of the FC Barcelona, since it has not had all the leadership that would wish. In spite of this, keeps the hope and ensures that it will follow working to win the place. "Never I have lost the smile, if Koeman gives me minutes will take advantage of them, always have wanted to be in the first team and does not go to be now when it throw the towel", sentenced.

Ronald Koeman also commented it sucedido before the batch of penaltis. "Had four names in my paper written and have asked who wanted to throw the fifth and he has asked it. And it has done it very well", it explained, clearing that "to win the penaltis have to have a big goalkeeper. Marc has stopped the first three. Afterwards Riqui had the personality to throw the fifth".

The situation of Riqui Puig in the first team of the FC Barcelona

Up to now, Riqui Puig has not had too much weight in the FC Barcelona and Ronald Koeman has not given him too many opportunities. However, the change of system of the Dutch technician has recovered the game with interiors, a position in which the Catalan feels very to taste. After the course of Carles Aleñá and the injury of Philippe Coutinho, the one of Matadepera can have his opportunity to be important.


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