The Moment 19-Year-Old Riqui Puig Morphed Into Andres Iniesta And Produced A Stunning Pass
Not sure if Riqui Puig or Andres Iniesta.
Well, the hair gives it away but you get our point, Riqui Puig is a special, special talent and he's producing balls Andres Iniesta would be proud of.
The 19-year-old was in action for Barcelona B on Saturday and he played a scrumptious lob-through ball to his teammate in sublime fashion.
Some vision, that. Stunning pass from the youngster. He bagged a hat-trick of assists.
Riqui Puig yesterday during the game against Sabadell. He provided a hattrick of assists. pic.twitter.com/NSwnMs3EW1
- La Senyera (@LaSenyera) January 27, 2019
Will Ernesto Valverde give him a shot in La Liga?
He's already played Puig in the Copa del Rey. The Spanish phenom made his senior debut as a substitute in Barcelona's cup victory in December.
He came on in the 55th minute and made an instant impression, creating his sides fourth goal.
Puig left management, players and fans in awe of his performance. And it wasn't the first time that week he impressed on-lookers.
The Catalan youth product trained with the first-team and left Lionel Messi 'astonished' according to Spanish outlet SPORT.
Puig: "Messi welcomed me very well in the first team training session, he is a reference in everything, even though my idol is Xavi."
- Barça Centre (@barcacentre) April 23, 2018
Riqui Puig with Messi at today's training. pic.twitter.com/293Iyte0qw
- La Masia (@Youngcules) April 2, 2018
The report says: "All these situations are shaping the personality of a footballer who brings top quality and has a privileged vision of the game.
"Messi quickly realised that after Riqui started going to some training sessions with the first team last season.
"He wanted him at his side and, of course, the kid was happy to have his idol in front of him and on top of that, that he gave him the ball. He was not the only one who was astonished.
"Luis Suárez, Iniesta - a player whom he has many resemblances towards - were also captivated by his football."
Riqui Puig, remember the name.