Ronald Koeman did not have Riqui Puig among the kickers for the penalty shootout against Real Sociedad. But the Blaugrana squad saw that the fifth pitcher was missing, and he only signed up. He believed in himself and did not hesitate to put himself last in the decisive round.
“No, it wasn’t (on the piece of paper), but one was missing and I was the first to say that I wanted to shoot the penalty. I was very clear about it, I really wanted to, especially to celebrate the first goal with the first team and that’s how it was “, said the 21-year-old boy, in an interview for Movistar Soccer.
The only one missing was the last pitcher. His name was not listed; However, he wanted to take responsibility: “The fifth was missing. The first was already all written and the fifth was missing, there was a blank space, and I told him that I wanted to shoot ”.
The possibility of not having kicked: “It is also true that if Antoine had scored we would have won earlier, but the truth is that I am very happy to score the goal that leads us to the final and, above all, for the team, we deserve it a lot.”
Koeman, by the way, confirmed what the 12 blaugrana said: “I had 4 names on the piece of paper and, at the end, I said: ‘who throws the last to win? And Riqui has said: ‘well, I shoot’. Then better. And it has shown ”.
Undefeated data. Riqui Puig’s minutes with FC Barcelona this season: 22 minutes in the League, 30 minutes in the Spanish Super Cup and 74 minutes in the UEFA Champions League. Very little filming.
Did you know…? Riqui Puig started his adventure at FC Barcelona in 2013. He was just entering his teens. A lifetime in the club of his loves.