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Lamine Yamal reveals where he needs to improve following star cameo in Barcelona friendly against Club América

The teenager was one of the stars of the show in Dallas

Barcelona v America - Friendly Match Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Lamine Yamal was one of the many young players who were given a chance to play extended minutes as Barcelona travelled to Dallas for their final game of 2023 in a friendly against Club América. Barça lost the game 3-2, but the real headline were the impressive performances by a few of the youngsters, most notably Yamal.

The 16-year-old looked like himself again after a few tough outings lately and scored a sensational goal early in the first half. He looked confident running at and through defenders and was defiant in trying to win his duels, while also looking to combine with his teammates and help provide service for the other forwards.

It was a strong showing by a player with immense future, but Yamal knows there’s still a long way to go to achieve his potential. And after the match he discussed the areas of his game that he wants to improve, and credited Club América for helping give the fans in the United States a good show.

“We’re happy. It was a great game for both teams and an honor to play here, for the Barcelona fans who are here in the United States.

“Despite playing a good game, you can always improve. Today against America I lost some balls, I have to improve that. The truth is that Club America is a good team, they surprised me a lot.”

Source: Forbes

Barça begin a brutal schedule in January after the holiday break with two domestic cup competitions in addition to the La Liga calendar, and February brings the crucial Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

Yamal’s hope is that he shows enough improvement and consistency in his game to earn more minutes when the big games come around.

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