Riqui Puig is motivated to keep fighting even after losing the Super Copa final against Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona were taken apart by their rivals despite taking the lead twice through Antoine Griezmann.
After a 90th minute equaliser, Inaki Williams’ stunning strike ensured the first piece of silverware did not go to Barcelona. One could see the competitive setup Bilbao had with Marcelino as their coach.
Puig came on to play a few minutes in extra time after impressing against Real Sociedad in the semi-final. He is not really backed by Ronald Koeman but is seeing more minutes on the pitch recently.
Posting on Instagram after the game with a picture of him looking disappointed, read, “Hard to lose the Supercopa final when we were so close. It’s time to get up and continue fighting for all that remains this season, that’s why we’re Barcelona!”
Barcelona are third in the La Liga, three points behind Real Madrid and seven behind Atletico Madrid. With two games at hand, Atletico have the advantage but there are still 20 games left to play for Barca and Real. Koeman will have to get things under control fast if he is to close the gap with the leaders.