Ricky Puig .. Iniestas successor awaits release with Seten


“This club has an extraordinary academy, I will look at (La Masia) because I like to give the youth a chance, players should know that the next talent will have a chance with the first team if they deserve it,” said Kiki Sittin, the new coach of Barcelona, ​​Spain. Once he takes over.

Barcelona officially announced yesterday evening Monday the termination of the contract of Ernesto Valverde, who assumed the technical leadership of the team in the summer of 2017, and immediately announced that he had reached an agreement with Kiki Sittin, the former coach of the Spanish club Real Betis, to lead Barca with a two-and-a-half-decade contract until 2022.

The decision to sack the Spanish coach after two and a half seasons won the admiration of some of the players of the Catalan team, specifically Ricky Bouygues, who made an “admiration” on the official publication of Barcelona by dismissing Valverde through the social networking site “Instagram”, and he did the same with the publication of the contract announcement with Kiki Sittin.

Sittin summoned Bouygues to his first session in Barcelona on Tuesday morning, and the player may get more minutes to participate in the current time, especially after the departure of his young teammate, Karlis Alenya, and Kiki Sitten admires the philosophy of legend Johan Cruyff, so Bouygues will be appropriate to his way of playing.

The 20-year-old has been in Barcelona since his eight years of age, and made his way through the “La Masia” academy until he started his professional career for the first time in December 2018, after Valverde pushed him in the face of Leonessa to return to the 32nd round of the King’s Cup in Camp Nou, and he succeeded in making Goal to meet ended (4-1).

The Spanish midfielder scored the first appearance in La Liga at the end of last season after participating mainly in the confrontations of Huesca and Celta Vigo in the 32 and 36 rounds outside the home, but his failure to obtain a sufficient opportunity put him on the threshold of loaning in January, but the fate of the player may change with Sittin, the 61-year-old .

Bouygues is fit to play with Sittin whose philosophy is centered around the midfield, where the young star is distinguished by his good vision of the stadium and its high skill, along with short ground passes and creating spaces and creating opportunities, and he may get his chance with Barcelona accompanied by Frankie de Young and Arthur Melo who enjoy the same style.

Puig was summoned to participate in the friendly matches for Barcelona before the start of the season, and the player showed a wonderful performance in the preparatory round when he faced several clubs headed by Vesel Kobe, who plays for him the Spanish legend Andres Iniesta, the former Barcelona star, to meet the duo face-to-face.

Bouygues has always been described as the “new Iniesta”, which prompted him to ask to stay away from exaggerations: “Comparing me with Iniesta is impossible, I don’t like praise much, you have to focus on work”, as the way the owner of the same shirt with the number 8 is similar in “La Masia” With Iniesta, who left Barcelona in 2018.

And after Barcelona ousted a mid-season coach for the first time in 17 years, Bouygues with new coach Kiki Seiten may emulate what Iniesta did, when Dutchman Frank Rijkaard escalated the “painter” from youth ranks in 2003, before he published his magical touches with Barca and achieved many Of titles and achievements.

Kiki Sittin will lead his first match with Barcelona on Sunday, facing Granada at the Camp Nou in the 20th round of the league, which Barca leads with 40 points equal to Real Madrid. In the last 12 years.


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