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Riqui Puig wants to ‘bring joy’ to Barcelona

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The youngster impressed against Athletic

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Riqui Puig says he wants to “bring joy” to Barcelona and is happy with life under Quique Setien at the Camp Nou.

The youngster came off the bench and helped inspire the Catalan giants to a 1-0 victory over Athletic on Tuesday, with Ivan Rakitic scoring the winner.

It was another impressive cameo from Puig who spoke about the game after the match.

“Very happy, especially for the minutes and the confidence Quique is giving me, and if we accompany this with good results, good minutes and a good rhythm, I’m happy to give joy to this club,” he said.

“It was a special game but at the same time very strange because it was the Sant Joan festival and we played listening to the firecrackers from outside. The explanation for the substitution was that Athletic had less rhythm and when they lost that rhythm it favored us because we could have more control and move the ball from one side to the other.”

Source | Mundo Deportivo

Puig will be hoping for more minutes next time out and could even make it into the starting XI at Celta with Frenkie de Jong injured and Sergio Busquets suspended.