Still, Riqui Puig raised his voice and said he would take one. The 21-year-old is about to take his fifth and final penalty at a 2-2 score, and he shot it in the bottom right corner to send Barcelona to the final, a moment he hopes to build on.

Riqui Puig god a chance to become the match hero

Barca head coach Ronald Koeman had four of his five penalty takers written down for Barcelona’s penalty shoot-out against Real Sociedad in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final on Wednesday night. Still, Riqui Puig raised his voice and said he would take one. The 21-year-old is about to take his fifth and final penalty at a 2-2 score, and he shot it in the bottom right corner to send Barcelona to the final, a moment he hopes to build on. “Koeman had four names written down, and he asked who wants to take the fifth,” Puig told reporters. “I was the first to raise my hand.” However, the midfielder barely got a chance to become the match hero. “If Antoine Griezmann had scored, we would have won earlier,” admitted Puig. “I am very happy for the goal, for reaching the final and above all for the team, we deserved it.”

Puig is clear that he will keep working hard to become a regular in the Barcelona’s first team. “I have never lost my smile,” the player said. “I’m a pretty happy kid. Although I don’t play much, things are going well: I have my family, my health. I can’t complain about anything “If Ronald gives me a minute, I’ll be grateful and take advantage of it, and if not, I’ll keep working and throwing in the towel? I would never do that. After so many years at Barcelona, and going to the first team, I’m never going to throw in the towel.”