Paris Saint Germain Boss Luis Enrique Praises Bradley Barcola After Youngster’s Debut Goal

Paris Saint Germain Boss Luis Enrique Praises Bradley Barcola After Youngster’s Debut Goal

Byron Pillay
updated at December 10, 2023 at 11:25 AM
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  • Bradley Barcola signed for Paris Saint-Germain after impressing at Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais
  • Barcola has scored his first goal for PSG, earning himself massive praise from his manager, Luis Enrique
  • Enrique described 21-year-old Barcola as a player who encapsulates the present and the future

The future of football is bright, thanks to the numerous youngsters making their mark in the sport.

While Jude Bellingham is making headlines week after week, there are other talented superstars who are also making their name in the sport.

One of those is former Olympique Lyonnais youngster Bradley Barcola, who recently earned high praise from his new boss, Luis Enrique.

Bradley Barcola playing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Bradley Barcola has been described as a star of the future by Paris Saint-Germain manager Luis Enrique. Image: Sebastian Frej.
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The 21-year-old scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Nantes, and his performance pleased Enriques.

As noted by Get Football News France, Enriques believes he will have a significant impact in the future.

“He incarnates the present and the future. On Saturday evening, he was superb, the most decisive player in one-on-one situations and he scored an exceptional goal too.
“He had a great match; there is nothing new regarding Bradley. I am very happy for him,” said Enrique.

Barcola’s big-money move

Wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea, PSG eventually won the race for Barcola’s signature, Goal noted. The French attacker, who can play anywhere across the front line, was brought in for €45 million as a replacement for Neymar. Should the French captain leave the club, he is also considered a good bet to fill in for Kylian Mbappe.

The youngster, who rose through Lyon’s youth ranks, has made 14 appearances for PSG, scoring once and notching up two assists, Transfermarkt confirmed.

Luis Enrique disappointed with Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe stole the spotlight as Paris Saint-Germain clinched a crucial victory against Stade Reims, Sports Brief reported.

The PSG attacker scored a hattrick in the Ligue 1 encounter, grabbing his first goal as early as the third minute of the game.

The French captain's performances left Ligue 1 club fans beaming, Luis Enrique was dissatisfied with Mbappe's display.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.