Inaki Pena has found himself in the middle of an exciting opportunity at FC Barcelona. After years of wait, he is finally starting to find regular game-time, thanks to the injury of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The German international has been ruled out for a period of up to three months due to a back problem, which requires surgery. As a result, Pena has started the last three matches for Barcelona, making a solid impression.
Thanks to his performances, Barcelona have renewed their faith in Pena and are unlikely to dive into the market for a new goalkeeper.
Inaki Pena trains on a day off
To that end, Inaki Pena is committed to making the most out of this opportunity and is not ready to hold back at all.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Barcelona shot-stopper is extra motivated ahead of his upcoming opportunities in the absence of Ter Stegen.
The 23-year-old was training on a day off this Wednesday. The team had no sessions scheduled on Wednesday, but Pena went to Ciutat Esportiva nonetheless.
Inaki Pena trained on a day off (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
This goes to show how serious Pena is about the Barcelona opportunity, which is a testament to his commitment and desire to make an impression at the club.
A favourite in the dressing room
It was earlier reported that Inaki Pena has become a popular figure in the dressing room due to his laid-back attitude and an unbeaten commitment to the club.
Pena is often the first to arrive in training sessions and the last one to leave. He has also refused to take any special psychological treatment in the wake of the recent first-team chances.
Such composure and commitment have left Barcelona very impressed. And the club, in turn, have put their path in the Spaniard, at least until ter Stegen gets back to full fitness.
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Author : Connell Edgar-Jones
Publish date : 2023-12-07 07:46:00
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