Barça played yesterday the third game of the preseason after the first two victories against teams from the area (Girona and Nàstic de Tarragona). The culé team traveled to Germany to face Stuttgart and completed a very exciting match taking into account the height of the season in which we find ourselves.
Unlike what happened in the first two games, which were still won, Ronald Koeman was able to line up the vast majority of first-team players. Almost all of them had an excellent performance, but there is one that stands out above the rest. Memphis Depay’s.
The Dutch player was the most participatory player throughout the match, and he did not stop fighting a single ball despite the condition of a friendly match that surrounded the clash. The preseason is essential to start the campaigns on the right foot and a guaranteed place in the eleven or at least in the team’s rotation system. Memphis rounded off a magnificent meeting with a spectacular goal that has greatly excited the fans of the Catalans.
The goal consisted of a splendid pass from Frenkie de Jong that Depay goes down to perfection and instead of kicking on goal, he waits for the defender to enter the ball subtly over his head and volley shots from point-blank range. A move within the reach of a privileged few.
In addition to the great goal, the complicity he seems to have on the pitch with Antoine Griezmann draws attention. Everything indicates that due to the injuries of Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé, both the Frenchman and the Dutchman will have to start the first games of the season, and this connection and chemistry that they have created in their first meetings seems essential for the Barcelona start the season properly.
He was a very high-profile signing and loved by the fans but that by no means filled the most critical of hope who called his hiring agreed and not very successful. His first minutes with the elastic Blaugrana are beginning to silence mouths that had not yet been closed.