There comes a point when it’s just plain embarrassing to have to keep making excuses as to why certain players aren’t given the minutes they deserve.
It happens at every club of course, and in that respect Barcelona are no different, however, things are becoming beyond a joke now.
So many bright young La Masia talents have been sent on their way, forced to make their fortune elsewhere.
Even those that have been brought in ie Todibo, Malcom etc., have been quickly shipped out again.
We are now at the point where there is no legitimate reason why Riqui Puig should not be starting every game for Barca.
Forget the fact he has the club’s DNA coursing through his veins, he’s just far, far better suited to the way Barca play than some of the other players they have in the midfield.
Age should never be a barrier if you are good enough, and make no mistake, this kid is good enough. And he’s ready.
He was instrumental in changing the pattern of the game against Athletic Club when he came on for Arthur, the subject of a frankly mind-boggling €80m bid from Juventus. Continue reading