Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Osasuna made coach Ronald Koeman satisfied. One of the highlights of the match was their young player Ilaix Moriba, who also contributed one goal.
It was the first goal for the 18-year-old. However, Moriba has indeed been given the opportunity to play with the first team several times, in total this season he has played five times.
The victory over Osasuna also made Barcelona continue to cling to the leaders of the standings Atletico Madrid. Three points from the Osasuna match made Barca now collect 56 points, just two points adrift of Atletico.
“Ilaix scored a fantastic goal, it was an incredible goal and had a lot of impact on the match. He took advantage of the opportunities he had. He is very good at controlling the ball and he is a very strong player, “Koeman said as quoted by Sport.
“Every time he plays, he gives the team extra motivation even though he is still very young. He deserves more minutes to play. For me he is very competitive. Age is not important, most importantly what I see on the field, “he added.