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Barcelona youngster ready to sacrifice minutes with first team ‘if club tells him’

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Pablo Torre has recently made a strong impression playing for Barça Athletic in Primera Federacion. He played for 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Real Murcia, playing in his favoured role as an attacking midfielder.

Torre’s appearance for the Barça Athletic squad came in the aftermath of a relatively underwhelming start to the campaign, where the midfielder struggled to gain regular minutes with the first team.

Although the youngster was initially registered for the senior side, he was behind the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi and Franck Kessie in the pecking order. As a result, he could only muster nine minutes of professional football.

In light of his lack of game-time, Torre had to feature for Barça Athletic, the subsidiary team of Barcelona. However, the midfielder is not bothered by the prospect of playing for the B team and is willing to take on any role, if it helps the club.

“I am a Barça player and I will play wherever they tell me, I am willing to play with the reserve team when necessary and I will work to play for the first team,” Torre said (h/t Mundo Deportivo), shortly after his debut with Barça Athletic.

“Despite the lack of training, I worked well during the week and ended up a little tired, but happy with the victory and with the debut at the Estadi Johan Cruyff,” he added.

Torre went on to praise Rafa Marquez, the manager of Barça Athletic, revealing the comments he had passed out before the game. “He told me to do what they ask me in the first team. Find the squares, play easily, play forward when you can. There are things to improve, but I’m happy.”

Marquez himself revealed that he is happy to have Torre at his disposal and is looking forward to working with him in the near future, adding: “We knew how to make the most of him and we hope to have more opportunities to have him with us if he cannot play in the first team”.

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