Barcelona suffered last year having no spare, the main task of Valverde is to manage breaks and opportunities, something he did luxury against Cultural Leonesa and should keep repeating. The mixture between quarry and substitutes worked perfectly, but it would have to be transferred day by day, although to a lesser extent, so that everyone is plugged in and ready for the hard calendar that is approaching.
Pleasant surprises like the young Riqui Puig facilitate the task for the Mister, the «canterano» made his debut with the first team of Barcelona, in Copa del Rey, and before the Cultural Leonesa. And he has done it as he feels happier, he is attending. A masterful pass born of his boots was the fourth goal of his team and all the lights went quickly towards him, towards one of the great promises that have emerged from La Masía in recent years.
With only 19 years of age and the voice of a schoolgirl has already received praise from football greats such as Gennaro Gatusso «It is a spectacle to see players like him, he has the face of a child but he has football inside.» He is an out of series that reminds the last dwarfs that left the farmhouse and now they miss a lot.
Riqui Puig perfectly embodies what is commonly called Barça DNA. He understands the game, does not burn the ball on his feet and makes the center of the field a kind of orchestra that he directs with his eyes closed. Each time he controls the ball, it is oriented perfectly to make sense of the game. And it is very difficult to show that personality when you have many looks on you and you still do not learn how to shave.