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30.09.2009 13:06

Puyol enjoys fans’ support

Jordi Clos

Carles Puyol produced a captain's performance against Dynamo Kiev as he led from the back to help steer FC Barcelona to victory over Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday evening and explained that enjoyed the adulation of the fans.

"I was grateful that fans chanted my name," he told Barça TV. "I have always had a great relationship with the supporters in Camp Nou. Physically I felt great and despite my age I will not be retiring just yet. I said last season that I have still ten more years left in me," he joked.

No fouls

2009-09-29_FCB_-_DINAMO_DE_KIEV_-_AC_014.JPGThe Blaugrana skipper played the entire 90 minutes in the centre of the home team's defence in Camp Nou and won back possession on no less than 15 occasions and all that without conceding a single foul. The back four were all solid with Dani Alves, Éric Abidal and Puyol's partner in the middle Gerard Piqué all standing out.

Passing ability

Puyol's display also saw him clear the ball 19 times from in and around Barça's penalty area while showed his control and calm in on the ball with 68 passes completed and just one that was not.
Puyol enjoys fans’ support

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Confident mood
Reflecting on FC Barcelona's start to the season, Carles Puyol explained that he is feeling upbeat about the club's chances of winning more silverware. "The team is doing well and is full of desire. We have completed one perfect season and we want more," he explained.

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