FC Barcelona saw their winning run in La Liga come to an end because of the draw to Mallorca last night. While the final result was not what Barcelona fans were hoping from this match, there were still some positives to take away from this game.
For instance, Raphinha really shone for Barcelona after an underwhelming start to the season for Barcelona. Another positive was Fermin Lopez’s appearance in the match, who went on to score the equalizing goal for Barcelona.
Fermin’s first goal for Barcelona
This was Lopez’s first official goal for FC Barcelona, but his most memorable goal would remain the one that he scored against Real Madrid in the USA pre-season. However, this goal was definitely the more important one for Barcelona as it helped the Catalans avoid a defeat and get one important point from this match.
As SPORT has noted, Fermin Lopez spoke to the media after the match and downplayed the individual glory that his goal would bring him to rue the dropped points for Barcelona:
“I’m happy to have scored my first goal in this jersey, with the club I dreamed of as a child, but it’s the least important thing. We’re disappointed by the result, but we’ll correct our mistakes and go for Sevilla.”
Lopez went on to express his gratitude for Xavi for the increased importance he has been getting in the last few months:
“I try to do what the coach asks of me and help the team as much as possible. I’m very grateful to Xavi for the trust and the opportunities.”
Lopez happy with his growth
Overall, Lopez appeared happy with the events of last year when he has seen himself grow and develop rapidly:
“It’s hard to imagine a year ago that I would be where I am. It was a year of learning, and it helped me fulfill my dream. Now, the goal I set for myself is to continue helping the team.”
Lastly, the youngster also shared what Xavi instructed him and Yamal before coming to the pitch:
“Xavi asked Lamine Yamal and me to play it safe, to have personality. The team has tried until the end. We are going with that, but we have to criticize ourselves.”
Thus, Lopez’s first official goal for Barcelona was not enough to give the Catalans the full three points. However, the youngster can go on to score even more important goals as he is still quite young, and his goalscoring ability is already there for everyone to see.