Barcelona Starlet Muniesa Reflects On Manic Debut

He came on, got sent off, and then joined in the title celebrations, and now the teenager has described what it all felt like...
Marc Muniesa, the 17-year-old defender who spent just a short time on the pitch against Osasuna before being given his marching orders, has spoken about his hectic debut for Barcelona.

It was quite an occasion to make a debut, given the title celebrations that took place before and after the match. The Catalans - who fielded an understrength XI - lost the game but Muniesa enjoyed his bow nonetheless.

Speaking to the press afterwards, he said, "It was a great experience, they told me the other day I would be in the squad, and my team-mates received me very well.

"When they told me to go warm up, I had goosebumps."

Muniesa then spoke of the unfortunate incident that resulted in his dismissal.

"The referee sent me off because he thought I was the last man, I don't know if I was or not," he said.

"My team-mates supported me, and in the dressing room they told me that I had generated a standing ovation."

Finally, Muniesa thanked the fans their support on a night that he is unlikely to ever forget.

Arjun Miglani, Goal.com