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Braithwaite: My aim is always to be an impact player

“I’ve been clutch my entire life”

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Martin Braithwaite has enjoyed a fine start to the season with Barcelona, scoring two goals and picking up an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

It was impressive stuff from the Denmark international who was widely expected to be sold this summer but seems absolutely determined to succeed at the Camp Nou.

Braithwaite has now been talking about his role at the club and what he feels he can bring to the Catalan giants.

“On a club level my aim is always to be an impact player. I’ve been clutch my entire life. People mostly know me for my runs, but I have a lot more in my repertoire that I really haven’t shown the world yet,” he said.

“I have a dynamic finish with both legs. I train to sprint like an Olympic sprinter and I can challenge my immediate defender with explosive dribbles.”

Source | LA Times

Ronald Koeman started with Braithwaite in attack alongside Memphis Depay and Antoine Griezmann and is likely to continue with that trio against Athletic on Saturday with a host of other attackers still injured.

Barca are currently without Sergio Aguero, Ansu Fati, and Ousmane Dembele, giving Braithwaite the perfect chance to try and impress Ronald Koeman in the early weeks of the campaign.