Koeman makes it clear: He will not have Riqui Puig this season

TO Ronald Koeman his pulse does not tremble, whatever they say to him. The Dutch coach is experiencing a stage that he may not repeat in his life (leading a top European team) and will do everything possible to extend his stay at the club, despite breaking one of the points that he has to fulfill. to renew your contract with him FC Barcelona[JEPO1] . Does not want to Riqui Puig and your chances will remain minimal.

Joan Laporta, in the meeting they held prior to confirming his continuity in the club and the one they did with the current season started, told Koeman that he wants him to give Riqui Puig minutes because he is one of the great talents of La Masia and that it can be a message of hope for all the club’s youth players. And it is even managed that it is one of the president’s requests to renew the coach’s contract for next season, but there is no going back. He does not want the player and will only play the inconsequential matches.

A talent wasted in Barcelona

Riqui Puig has hardly had a chance with Ronald Koeman as FC Barcelona coach: 24 games played, 1 goal and 671 minutes in just over a season. All in inconsequential matches and without having opportunities in an area of ​​the field where its starters barely rotate: Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Pedri.

But, despite the coach’s position, the player intends to stay at the club and Laporta has told him that the best thing he can do is stay in the first team to continue training. He has a differential talent or at least that is what the current board thinks, which does not understand Koeman’s position on the player.

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