Ronald Koeman clarified that he did not tell Riqui Puig that he does not have him, although he acknowledged that he spoke to him before the Friday morning session to tell him that such a young player needs minutes and that this Barcelona will be very complicated because there is so much competition in the midfield.
«It is not true that I told him that I do not count on him. I spoke to the player yesterday. Riqui’s situation also applies to Aleñá and perhaps to Pedri. They have to play because they are young players and cannot stand still for an entire season. There is a lot of competition, we will try to find the best solution », he said.
And the solution could be a loan: “Yes, I would recommend that they be assigned. These boys have to play. They cannot stay long, they have a lot of talent. »