Bradley Barcola will replace Ousmane Dembele (sanctioned) in the duel Champions tonight between PSG and Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old forward is facing his best opportunity to show Luis Enrique who can be a key piece of the PSG squad. Everything indicates that the Spanish coach will not be able to count on Gonzalo Ramosso the former Lyon striker has a golden opportunity to put himself in the showcase of the Champions League.
Bradley Barcola arrived at PSG last summer after being transferred from Olympique Lyon for 45 million euros. The young forward showed great talent and became a key piece of the Lion in the last campaign with 7 goals and 10 assists in 31 games who played with the first team.
Since his arrival at PSG at the end of the summer transfer market, Barcola has played 786 minutes divided into 17 games. Lined up nine times, has helped on two occasions (against Brest and Reims) and he scored his only goal against Nantes last weekend. A timid start.
His first steps at PSG are not leaving brilliant numbers considering that his signing cost 45 million euros. However, it seems that in recent games Barcola is more motivated and has the trust of Luis Enrique.
Bradley Barcola is one of those forwards that coaches really like. His great overflow, his agility, his speed and his ability to play on both wings. makes it a gem in the rough. He is 21 years old and very talented, it is a matter of time.
Barcola has the support of Luis Enrique
Despite the large amount of criticism that the French striker has received for wasting clear scoring opportunities, Luis Enrique defended him before the match between Le Havre and PSG: “Barcola is a spectacular player, very young, with a lot of personality. He has ability to create superiority thanks to his dribbling, he can also enter the area and have scoring chances. I am delighted with Bradley, delighted that we have been able to sign a player with so much future.“said Luis Enrique.
Tonight, with the suspension of Dembélé and the more than likely absence of Gonçalo Ramos due to illness, Bradley Barcola has the opportunity to demonstrate his talent before the eyes of all of Europe. His first start in the Champions League is a matter of hours.