Ansu Fati played huge role in Spain’s 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League game. The Barcelona pearl manager to win a penalty, and also scored the third goal for his team. Ansu was all over the field, and at age of 17, he showed once again why he is the next big thing.
Ansu praised his coach, and former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique:
“I am very happy, especially for the team’s victory. We played a good game and we have to follow this path. It is a pride to work with Luis Enrique. It gives me a lot of confidence.”Ansu Fati after Spain 4-0 Ukraine
The young Spaniard already has some records on his name. Earlier, Ansu became Barcelona’s youngest player to score in La Liga, the youngest player ever to score a double in La Liga, and the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history.
On his expectations under Koeman, Ansu added:
“I will continue working and if I get the opportunities, I will make use of them.”ANSU FATI AFTER SPAIN 4-0 UKRAINE
Fans are excited about the youngster’s performance, especially considering that Barcelona has been craving for a goal-scoring winger since Neymar left the club — having paid millions of euros on other players (Coutinho, Dembélé, Griezmann) to replace the Brazilian.
Ansu Fati might be the perfect chance for the Catalan club to rise again.
Ronald Araujo returns to Barcelona first-team training ahead of Sevilla clash
This Saturday afternoon, Barcelona will travel to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan to face Sevilla for the control of the third place in the table. The Andalusians have already proved they are an incredibly tricky opponent so this clash is bound to be a big one once more.
But there is some good news for Ronald Koeman ahead of the Saturday challenge. Barcelona have officially confirmed that Ronald Araujo is once again training with the team. Of course, the centre-back has been out of action for quite some time now and the Catalans have missed him dearly.
He may be still young and developing but the Uruguayan is a true rock in their defence. Having him available should definitely help in the remainder of the season, especially since Gerard Pique is also back.
However, we still don’t know whether Koeman will risk his defensive talisman right from the start this Saturday, even if he is given the green light. Sometimes, throwing players into the fire immediately, especially for such a huge game, can be counterproductive.
Araujo is surely eager to play but Koeman needs to think long-term when making this tricky decision. Despite the opposition and the importance of the match, maybe it wouldn’t be that bad to start him on the bench.
After all, he can always be substituted in if the team requires some extra solidity in the latter parts of the clash. Hopefully, however, it doesn’t come to that.
Either way, this is a must-win game and the team better be ready to face the challenge.