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Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig says he’ll be ready if Valverde wants him

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But for now it’s time to return to the B team

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Barcelona starlet Riqui Puig has tried to play down some of the hype after impressing with the first team during their pre-season tour of the United States.

The 18-year-old has featured in all three of Barcelona’s games and has performances have led to claims he should be given more chances with the first-team squad.

However, Puig is keeping his feet on the ground and says he’s looking forward to getting back to work with Barcelona B.

“Sometimes it’s best to leave that stuff to one side and focus on the day-to-day. I’m really happy, but now it’s time to return to Barca B, which is my team.

”It’s been a new experience, something which I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid, and he [Valverde] has given me that chance.

“If he calls me up again, I will be ready, but my job is with the B team.”

Source | ESPN

There’s no doubt Puig is a really exciting talent, and he’s definitely made a big impression during pre-season.