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Garcia Pimienta: Success for me is Carles Alena in the Barcelona first team squad

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Player development more important than winning for Barca B

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Barcelona B coach Francisco Javier Garcia Pimienta has given a pretty interesting interview to Barca TV where he’s talked about developing the club’s young stars.

The 44-year-old spoke about how producing players for the first team is more important than the team winning games and gaining promotion.

“I want to win everything, but I also see how these things work. For me, success is having seen Carles Alena with a first team number,” he said.

“The main objective for the season is the development of players over promotion. If this season we can promote 2-3 players to the first team, we’ve done the job perfectly.

“We will see the B players progress more. I prefer to demand the best on a daily basis, because we’re up against complicated rivals. Their improvement depends on me, but also themselves.”

Source | Barca TV

While Alena has already been promoted to the team this season, we’ve also seen Juan Miranda, Chumi and Riqui Puig earning first-team minutes. They are likely to get more chances in January when the Copa del Rey swings around again.