Memphis Depay delighted to seize rare opportunity to impress

Memphis Depay reveals his happiness at being able to play an important role in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Elche.

memphis payment expressed his happiness at being able to play an important role in Barcelonathe 3-0 victory over elche in LaLiga on Saturday afternoon.

The 28-year-old was named in the Camp Nou starting eleven and impressed during his 59 minutes on the pitch, scoring his side’s second of the match.

Memphis, out of contract next June, has said it will continue to work in a bid to get more opportunities as the Netherlands international currently faces competition from several players in the final third of the field.

“Our mentality is good and I’m happy about that. It’s very important to keep winning. Even if we lost the game in Munich, this spirit has to continue. Today we had a lot of chances and we should have scored more,” Memphis said. reporters

“I’m happy to score. When I get the opportunity, I try to contribute to the team. I know what I can offer and I show it in training. I’m happy to be given a chance today. I’m not playing much this season, but I will continue working in the same way.

Barcelona's Memphis Depay celebrates the goal against Elche on September 17, 2022©Reuters

“I need more game rhythm to give my best for the team. I know I have the ability. I’m happy to go to the national team now and then come back with the desire to win titles at this club.”

Memphis also said that he enjoyed playing alongside Robert Lewandowski Y Ousmane Dembele in the last third of the field.

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Lewandowski scored another brace in Saturday’s victory to take him to eight goals in six La Liga appearances this term, while Dembele has contributed two goals and two assists in six league games.

“Lewandowski is a smart player. He knows how to move around the floor. When I take up space, he knows where to move. I had a chance to connect with him and Ousmane today, and it was very nice,” Memphis added. .

Ronald Araujo He also spoke after the match, with the defender delighted to play his role in another LaLiga clean sheet.

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid in action with Ronald Araujo of Barcelona on July 23, 2022©Reuters

“We are playing very well and we are on the right track. We needed to win and we did it. Sooner or later the goals would come, it was a matter of patience,” the Uruguayan international told reporters.

“The most important part of our matches is keeping a clean sheet. Then with the quality we have up front, they will make the difference.”

“We are a team that is still developing, I think that is obvious. Our goal as defenders is to keep a clean sheet, and we are doing well.”

Barcelona, ​​who currently lead La Liga ahead of Sunday night’s Madrid derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, will return to action against Mallorca in early October.

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