Junior Firpo scored his first goal as a Barcelona player on Saturday, when he pounced on the rebound from Carles Perez’s strike against Getafe, as shown in the highlights video on the La Liga YouTube channel.
His overall performance during the game has led to the Twitter account barcacentre giving the 23-year-old praise for the willingness he has shown to learn:
Junior Firpo is showing an indispensable quality for anyone who wants to succeed at Barcelona: the desire to improve. The left-back showed against Getafe why Barça signed him from Real Betis last summer. [md] pic.twitter.com/vHMUa6c9yq
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) September 29, 2019
However, there are many Barca fans who are having none of this, claiming that he has not been good enough, regardless of whether or not he will work to improve.
The 23-year-old has started 3 La Liga games for Barca this season, coming on as a substitute once, scoring 1 goal and picking up 1 yellow card, as per WhoScored.
He has averaged 2 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.5 clearances and 0.3 blocks per game, but has also made 2.3 fouls on average, while he has averaged 0.5 key passes and 0.5 dribbles.
A selection of Twitter reaction to his performances, including posts from underwhelmed Barcelona fans, can be seen below:
Really now?? Guy scores one goal and all of a sudden he is quality?…this man was horrible yesterday! pic.twitter.com/cdFOMuPkEg
— Mfundo (@mfu_mthombeni) September 29, 2019
— Trust Arthur (@KobiCase) September 29, 2019
Cos he scored a rebound?? don’t be ridiculous please!!!
— Isreal (@1010izzy) September 29, 2019
But his skill
— vicky zt. (@iamvickey) September 29, 2019
He was as bad as anything
— Jeff Anderson (@dxydavid2yk) September 29, 2019
His technical skills aren’t good
— Shubh Dugar (@ShubhDugar) September 29, 2019
All his midplaced passes and wrong decisions will cost us against better opponents though
— Chegypter (@filipklevmark) September 29, 2019
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