Memphis Depay played his first minutes as a Barça player yesterday. The Dutchman had the opportunity to make his debut with Barça in a friendly that faced Koeman’s men with Girona. Barcelona managed to win the match and the forward scored his first goal with the elastic Blaugrana, so all parts of the equation came out happy and benefited from this second pre-season friendly.
As for the contribution of the Dutch footballer, it must be admitted that his movements in the vicinity of the rival area were at least undetectable for the Girona defense. He left quality details that were encouraging for a hobby in search of joys. Unlike what a priori could seem, he did not interrupt with Griezmann on the pitch, indeed, when both were plugged in, Barça’s best minutes arrived throughout the game.
His great debut was the icing on the cake with a goal. A penalty that transformed wonderfully with a right hand to the squad that ripped the cobwebs out of the goal. There is not so much left for the start of the league championship and it is essential that the Dutchman is getting sensations.
The best of his first meeting with Barça may be the demonstration that this challenge is not too great for him, far from it. He is a footballer with an incredible personality who has shown and will show that he is more than prepared to lift the stands of the Camp Nou weekend and weekend.
If everything follows its natural course in a few weeks we will be able to see his debut in an official match with Barça. At that moment we will know your number. His importance in the game will depend on his performance, and that is that everyone expects a lot from Memphis. It has got off to a good start.