Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has found a solution to his midfield problem in Nico Gonzalez. He is expected to act as the manager’s “new signature” and provide cover to Sergio Biscuits at the center of the team’s midfield.
The 19-year-old was given the opportunity to train with the first team this summer. With Busquets, Pedri and Ilaix Moriba not available, he was involved in the pre-season games. Gonzalez made an immediate impact on the manager and made his debut against Real Sociedad in Barcelona’s opening win of the La Liga season.
According to the Spanish publication Sport.Koeman now sees it as a backup of the biscuits, which occupy the role of a midfield axis that combines defense and attack. The Dutch manager wanted to sign the midfielder., But the club management has rejected it, which is currently only looking at offloading players.
The Barcelona manager was ready to trust the young midfielder after his impressive display during the pre-season games. He acknowledges that it will take time for him to adapt to the challenges of the first team, but he is confident he can play a supporting role during the 2021-22 campaign.
“He’s a very young player who has stepped into the first team.
Gonzalez, who made his debut against Sociedad on Sunday, was delighted to have the “once in a lifetime” opportunity. She explained that the jersey she wore in her first film was going up the wall and even her father could not claim it.
Gonzalez said, “The shirt I will never give to anyone is for me. My father asked me for it, but I think I will keep it and frame it because it is a unique thing. And only once in a lifetime. ” .