Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi sends a very strong message to this nugget!

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 12:00 am by DM

While some Spanish media have indicated that Riqui Puig did not fit into Xavi's plans, the FC Barcelona coach was keen to clear things up at a press conference.

Trained at the Masia, Riqui Puig is seen by Joan Laporta as the future of FC Barcelona . But the 22-year-old midfielder hasn't really had the chance to prove his president right. The player was not one of the first choices of Ronald Koeman and would not fit into Xavi's plans either, according to information from journalist Lluis Canut. But present at the conference of press, the coach of FC Barcelona wanted to restore the truth.

“He will have opportunities”

Facing the media, Xavi announced that Riqui Puig should get his chance in the coming weeks, as well as other struggling players like Luuk de Jong or Philippe Coutinho . “He's part of the team and like everyone else he will have opportunities. He is a footballer who has an innate talent and who will have important moments, like De Jong, Coutinho… he is a player who must dare more ”said the coach of FC Barcelona in comments reported by Mundo Deportivo.

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