Memphis Depay needed little more than 45 minutes to ‘hook’ with the fans. Before he took to the field, Memphis could already feel that he has stolen the hearts of the Barcelona fans, since the three thousand fans began to shout his name during the game, while he was still sitting in the stands. When Rey Manaj called for the change in the 40th minute and Memphis began to warm up for the band, the fans rose from their seats to chant his name again.
Ecstasy came when he jumped onto the field in minute 42. And the forward wanted to thank so much affection with an explosive start, making great plays in his first actions, with forays, recoveries, dribbles and power in abundance.
Memphis himself explained at the end of the game what his objectives are when he is on the green: “I always try to see the spaces between the lines. I can bring a lot of creativity, goals and assists ”.
In the end, the international noticed the excess of minutes -the forecast is that he will play only half an hour-, but even so he was able to debut as a scorer with a spectacular penalty shot, which entered the entire squad.
“I am very happy to wear this shirt. I have noticed a great energy in the stadium ”, a smiling Memphis explained. And reason was not lacking because his name was more chanted in the stands than even that of Barça itself.