The midfielder scored his first official Barça goal to salvage a 2-2 draw at Mallorca
Fermín Lopez was the driving force in Barcelona's 2-2 draw at Son Moix against Mallorca. The midfielder came off the bench to revive the team's play and scored the goal that salvaged a point, his first in an official match for Barça, but he left with a bittersweet feeling.
"I'm happy to have scored my first goal with this shirt, with the club I dreamed of as a child, but it's the least important thing," he said. "We're going home hurt by the dropped points, but we're going to correct our mistakes and go on to play Sevilla."
Fermín also reviewed the play leading to his goal: "Raphinha put the ball in the box and [Robert] Lewandowski dummied it to let it come through."
The midfielder thanked Xavi for the confidence he has shown in him: "I try to do what the coach asks me to do and help the team as much as possible. I'm very grateful to Xavi for the confidence and the opportunities."
And he hopes to continue progressing: "It's hard to imagine a year ago that I'd be where I am now. It was a year of learning and it has helped me to fulfill my dream. Now my goal is to continue helping the team."
Fermín explained what Xavi asked of him when he put him on the pitch: "Xavi asked Lamine Yamal and me to play our hearts out, to have personality. The team tried until the end. We leave with that, but we have to be self-critical."
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