This Wednesday, Isaac Cuenca made his debut in an official match for the first team. He played six minutes in the Champions League that he will never forget. "It was wonderful. I didn’t expect to make my debut" he said after the game.
With ten minutes to go,
, one of the surprises in
squad for the game against
, was not even warming up. Five minutes later, after the Villa goal
that guaranteed the win, the B team player came onto the
pitch to make his official debut with the first team. Cuenca replaced
. It was the 87th minute and the public loudly applauded both players. "It
was wonderful. I'm very happy" he said after the game.
"I’ll treasure my shirt"
Isaac Cuenca, who this year has returned to the
team after a season on loan at
, one of the teams promoted to the
this year, has the confidence of
, who’s called him up for first team training sessions
several times. Tonight, he explained that the manager told him to play how he knows how to play:
"He told me to play my football, attack their defenders, and keep up with the team’s
. To debut for Barça is something unforgettable. What will he do with his shirt?
"I’ll treasure it and hang it in my room”
"I didn’t expect it"
the last 24 hours have been like a dream. On Tuesday, with four first
team players missing (Pique, Cesc, Afellay, and Alexis
), Guardiola called him up, along with
, to train at the Camp Nou in the penultimate session before the
match. Both joined the team, and on Wednesday he was selected in
the match squad. Unexpectedly, he made his debut in the final few minutes of the match: "I
didn’t expect it, and less in the Champions League. Everybody, technical staff and players,
have congratulated me. They made me feel really good".
About the result, he felt the
was less than the merits of the team deserved: "We created lots of chances. It was small
reward compared to all the chances we had".