Raphinha had a promising debut in the rout of FC Barcelona against Inter Miami (0-6) in the first friendly of the United States tour. The Brazilian striker signed a more than satisfactory first 45 minutes in which not only did he make his debut as a scorer, but he served his first two assistsPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ansu Fati.
After participating in the three goals with which Barça went ahead at half time, Raphinha was the living image of happiness at the end of the meeting. The Brazilian was euphoric and counting down the minutes to play his first classic against Real Madrid, next Tuesday, in Dallas (05:00): “We are better than Real Madrid And of course I want to face them”.
Raphinha was undone in compliments on his new teammates: “Playing with these players at Barça makes everything easier. I still have to adapt to the team’s game, but they are helping me and I hope to help them too”.
The Brazilian striker was convinced that he had made the right choice by betting on Barça: “Barça has a great team, with very talented players and I think the future is theirs. Barça is in good hands and must fight for great championships“.
Eric Garcia also made a very positive assessment of the potential of the squad that Barça is building: “Competition always makes everyone better. We have a lot of top players at all positions and they are all duplicated. with high level people. Everyone will give an extra to want to play. Competition is good for the players, but especially for the team.”
The center-back spoke about the possibility that Barça could acquire the services of Bernardo Silva, whom he knows from his time at Manchester City, if Frenkie de Jong finally ends up leaving: “I haven’t talked to him. We’re friends and we all know what a great player he is, but I don’t know what can happen”.