People talking about Barcelona’s DNA thisddays is them talking about Riqui Puig. He was born in Terrassa, like Xavi Hernandez. Like Sergio Busquets, he joined Barcelona from Jabac, and he ditributes the ball about the pitch like Andres Iniesta. It was the AC Milan coach Genaro Gattuso who revealed what he heard about him when he and I quote; “Riqui is spectacular”, “Even though they [Barca] have players that look like the kid, the way this Puig of a boy handles the ball amazes me.
With all this quality and features of Puig as a good player, one still wonders why he is not making Barca-A regular appearance after the 2018 pre-season tour of the United States. That opportunity was granted him by coach Valverde while he also gave him his first taste of competitive action at senior level, in a Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa in December, same year. It is high time Valverde featured the young talent again.