Please Wait . . .

Barcelona penalty hero Puig reveals first team 'desire' after scoring crucial Supercopa spot-kick
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
14-Jan-2021, 07:03 am

Barcelona penalty hero Puig reveals first team 'desire' after scoring crucial Supercopa spot-kick


real sociedad barcelona supercopa españa riqui puig

Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig says he will continue to fight for his place in the team after scoring the decisive spot-kick in Wednesday's penalty shootout win over Real Sociedad.

While many fans have called for the talented youngster to receive more minutes, Puig has been used sparingly this season by Barca head coach Ronald Koeman.

Puig came off the bench againstSociedad on Wednesday for just his seventh appearance of the season, all of which have come as a substitute.

Although his chances of consistent minutes still appearto be slim, Puig said after the game that he would continue to fight for his place at Camp Nou.

"I'm very happy to have scored the last penalty," Puig said."I volunteered to take it. I shot with great conviction – you have to believe in yourself. I have never lostthe desire to be in the first team and I will continue to fight for it.

"Ronald named four players to shoot the penalties. I asked for the fifth one. I'm a very happy guy, I have never lost my smile.I'm lucky, I will never give up."

Koeman confirmed that Puig had volunteered to take the decisive spot-kick.

He said: "The final penalty? I had four names written down, and I asked who wanted to shoot the last one to win. Riqui wanted to take it, with determination."

Koeman also had praise for two other 21-year-olds who have broken through with Barca this season, Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza.

"Araujo has improved a lot in a short time, especially in how calm he is and his personality," Koeman said."He has also improved on the ball. He's on a very good path, but he has to keep working. He's the future of the club, like Mingueza. Be humble and keep your feet on the ground."


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Emile Smith Rowe, Arsenal 2020-21

Arsenal vs Newcastle United Betting T...

Arsenal welcome Newcastle United to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier Leagu...
Rashford Pogba Manchester United 2020

Liverpool vs Manchester United Bettin...

A heavyweight clash takes place at the top of the Premier League table on Sun...
Bruno Fernandes Man Utd

Liverpool vs Manchester United Bettin...

Liverpool will be desperate for their famous front three to rediscover their ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Liverpool vs Manchester United Bettin...

One of the most important fixtures of the Premier League season takes place o...
Che Adams, Southampton, Premier League 2020-21

Leicester City vs Southampton Betting...

Leicester City are looking for their 11th Premier League win of the season wh...

Transfer

Emi Buendia Yves Bissouma

‘Could Buendia or Bissouma handle ste...

Arsenal should only be spending on the “right players” in January, says Alan ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Salah eases Liverpool exit fears afte...

Mohamed Salah has reiterated that his future lies “in the hands of the club” ...
Fikayo Tomori Milan

Lampard explains decision to offload ...

Frank Lampard has explained Chelsea's decision to offload Fikayo Tomori as th...
Danny Drinkwater Chelsea 2019-20

Drinkwater leaves Chelsea to join Kas...

Chelsea have sent out-of-favour midfielder Danny Drinkwater out on loan to Tu...
Klopp Liverpool 2020

‘Liverpool may need loans as top tale...

Liverpool may have to dip into the loan market during the January transfer wi...
image-top-scroll
`