‘Tata has understood Barca’

Andoni Zubizarreta says that Tata Martino giving a debut to Adama Traore is proof that the Argentine has ‘understood what Barcelona are about’.

Martino brought on locally born Adama for his first senior appearance for the Catalans as an 83rd-minute replacement for Neymar during today’s 4-0 home win over Granada.

“Tata has understood what we are as a club and that when there are injuries, we turn to the younger players,” considered sporting director Zubizarreta post-match.

“Adama is very young, but one thing is that he has been brought up here. Let’s not forget that we also had Montoya, Bartra, Sergi Roberto…this is the new generation with whom we can continue dreaming.

“Pinto’s performance? He knows what it is to play for this shirt, he dominates his area and has been strong when needed.

“He was very good, he gives us peace of mind and demonstrates that he is here because he is at that level required.”

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