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Riqui Puig does not take off with Xavi either

Riqui Puig still not taking off. With the arrival of Xavi Hernandez, the Matadepera midfielder hoped to have the leading role that he had not enjoyed with Ronald Koeman. However, and despite the fact that Xavi So far he has only directed three games from the Barça bench, Riqui continues in the background.

The new Barça coach has kept his faith in young people intact, and has even raised the stakes by risking Ilias and Abde in the absence of extremes. Gavi and Nico are indisputable for the technician Terrassa, who has made them headlines in their first three games against Espanyol, Benfica and Villarreal. Although the Barça I needed a boost in all three games, Riqui He only entered the first game, in the derby of the Camp Nou, where he only played 12 minutes. “Riqui Puig he is one of the squad and we count on him as with the rest. Everyone will have their chance, we have several competitions. He has an innate talent and has to be important to the team, as they are Gavi and Nico. He has to dare, he has to shoot, he has to reach the area, but of course we have him, “he said. Xavi in the previous against him Villarreal.

Waiting for you to change your situation, Riqui should do an exercise of reflection after not being indisputable or with Ernesto Valverde, nor with Quique Setien, nor with Ronald Koeman nor in the first matches of Xavi. In fact, since his debut with the first team with Valverde. in a match of Copa del Rey before the Cultural Leonesa (05/12/18), Riqui Puig He has played only 46 games, totaling 1,510 minutes.

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