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13.09.2008 21:35

Busquets, 20 years on


20 year old Sergi Busquets made his first team debut 20 years after his father Carles first played for the side in the 1988/89 season.

Manager Pep Guardiola handed a debut to Sergi Busquets on Saturday against Racing, a historic occasion for the player and the club, for the 20 year old is the son of a former Barça goalkeeper Carles Busquets.

Both Pep Guardiola and Carles Busquets formed part of the famous Dream Team that won six Spanish league tiles. Carles Busquets is currently a youth goalkeepers coach at the club.

Personal performance

fcb-racing_x14x.jpgAnd the player was on the field for the full ninety minutes of the game. Busquets acted as a distributor of the ball, playing in midfield alongside Keita and Xavi. The Sabadell born youngster made his physical presence felt, being 189 cm tall, and also showed his fine positional sense, and this was one of the main reasons why the home side enjoyed so much first half possession.

Wearing the number 28 shirt, he also made some forays into attack and tried one attempt on goal from the edge of the area, the visiting defence managing to clear the ball from the danger zone.

Looking comfortable

At the end of the game the Catalan was obviously upset by the result, but said he had found it easy to adapt to the team. “It’s amazing to play with them. I have trained a lot with them over the preseason, and it was easy to play here."

Busquets explained that Guardiola had told him this morning that he would be getting a start, and also said “the atmosphere among the squad is great. They have welcomed me well and it’s amazing to be with them. I am now here to help both the reserve team and the first team."
Busquets, 20 years on
Three year at Barça
Born in Sabadell, he joined the Barça youth structure in the summer of 2005 from Jabac. That season he played for the Juvenil A side that won three tournaments and also featured the likes of Bojan, Giovanni, Jeffren and Marc Crosas.
He appeared for the first team in the Copa Catalunya of 2007-08 and last season played 23 games for the reserves and scored twice. His father is Carles Busquets, who appeared in goal for FC Barcelona in the 1990s.

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