Barcelona summer signing Pablo Torre finally made his La Liga debut for his new club in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Athletic at the Camp Nou and admitted after the win that life with the Catalan giants has not been easy since his move.
Torre replaced Ousmane Dembele for the final 13 minutes against Ernesto Valverde’s side and spoke after the match about how he’s feeling at Barcelona, as reported by Diario Sport.
“I’m very happy” he said. “It’s not easy being at Barcelona because getting minutes is very complicated, but you have to keep working and, on days like these, you remember your family and friends. Playing at the Camp Nou is very special and I’m happy to do it in a league game.”
Barcelona coach Xavi admitted before the game that the 19-year-old is in a “difficult situation” at the club. The manager is keen for Torre to have first-team minutes but has a host of more experienced options in midfield such as Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi, and Franck Kessie available.
Torre is a highly-rated youngster who looks to have a big future ahead of him, but it is still difficult to see him playing regularly at Barcelona this season and it would not be a surprise if he looked for a loan in January.