Raphinha: “Competing with Lamine is a privilege for me”


Raphinha He played his first game as a starter against Getafe after suffering a muscle injury on January 4 in Las Palmas. In his absence, Lamine Yamal He exploded at the age of 16 in his position, on the right wing of the attack, also attacking with his left foot, with a modified leg. The youth player rested matchday 26 and the 27-year-old Brazilian vindicated himself with a goal, an assist and a direct participation in another goal in the 4-0, being chosen MVP of the match. Asked about the youth winger competition, his response was exemplary.

“I’m not worried about the competition Laminate because it is a privilege for him to compete with me because he will be a high-level player, one of the best. Competition will make us better and it is an honor for me. Seeing him assist and score will change me and I’m sure he thinks the same. It’s good for Barça and for us,” he explained.

He appreciated his performance: “I came back from injury, I have a few minutes again, I am happy to return to the eleven in this way with a goal and an assist, but the most important thing is the success of the team and that we stay alive in the competition , it’s good for the team’s confidence. The important thing is to win and think about the next game, which is always the most important.”

Raphinha He recalled that against Getafe he had a thorn in his dismissal on the first day of this Liga, which had an impact on the 0-0 at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Muñoz: “I really want to play this match because they sent me off against the Getafe on the first day, it’s special for me and winning a lot of goals is good for the team.

Source: La Verdad


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