A night of many firsts at Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic saw Barcelona emerging triumphant in their home game against Real Betis last night.
There was optimism all around the corner as summer signings Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo both were named in the starting XI. To top off an amazing night, the Portuguese duo ended up scoring a goal each in a sensational 5-0 win.
What prompted next was obvious as Felix was named the player of the game and while speaking after the encounter, the Atletico Madrid loanee expressed how happy he is to play for Barcelona.
“I am very happy to be playing as a starter again. I have had very good feelings, I knew that it is easy to play with this team but I have had very good sensations,” he was quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
“The change has been good for me, I am very happy here and I hope to help the team as much as I can “
Speaking on the first goal
Felix, who opened the scoring in the 25th minute, received an inviting ball in the area from Oriol Romeu and although he missed on his first attempt, he did put the ball in the net from a tight angle. Speaking about the goal, he said,
“Yes, it wasn’t a control, I shot and the defender blocked it. It was a missed shot.”
“We played very well and we were all in the place we had to be. That’s how we created the spaces and the goals came,” he explained.
Connection with Lewandowski
The Portuguese international also played a crucial role in Robert Lewandowski’s goal, about which he said, “I saw the ball and I let it pass. It is important that he scores goals, he is a striker and he lives off of that. The more goals he scores, the better for us.”
“I tried to stay close to Lewandowski so he wouldn’t be isolated in attack. The striker can’t be left alone like that. He talked to me at the start of the match,” he added.
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Author : Ash Reyna
Publish date : 2023-09-17 09:37:56
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