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Riqui Puig says Quique Setien told him to be daring and press high against Granada

The midfielder made an impact for Barcelona

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Riqui Puig said he was happy to make his first appearance of the season for Barcelona on Sunday and revealed what Quique Setien told him before he came on against Granada.

The 20-year-old replaced Ivan Rakitic after 71 minutes and produced a lively showing for the Catalan giants who went on to win the game 1-0.

Puig played a role in Lionel Messi’s winner and said that Setien had told him to be brave and press Granada high up the pitch.

“I was always happy, especially if I played football. Setien likes to play football and we’re very happy.

”He told me to be daring, not to lose possession and to press high.

”I will keep training like I do every year. If they tell me that I have to go back to Barcelona B, I will do it and continue playing like I have until now.”

Source | Barca TV (via Marca)

The 20-year-old is now in line to make his first senior start of 2019-20 on Wednesday. Barcelona play Ibiza in the Copa del Rey which should see plenty of rotation from the new manager.

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