27 July 2022
"That was a good work-out. I'm pleased with the work we are doing and how the preparation is proceeding. We could have paid more attention to avoid losing the goals, but that's okay. On the other hand, Kean did very well, and Zakaria, who is coming on well, as is Rovella, who played the full 90 minutes."
"It was not easy tonight. It was very hot and we paid a little bit for the intense work over these last few days. I'm feeling good and I try to give my best wherever the coach asks me to play, as a winger or a striker. Di Maria? He's something else. He'll give us a lot this year."
"A good match, a good result, useful for continuing this phase of the season. We can improve, but the preparation is progressing well. I'm happy with my game, and playing this way I can also find the right feeling with my teammates, with the whole team, especially in midfield."
"We were up against an excellent team, so we are satisfied. Just to be here is living the dream, then I think of the action in Las Vegas that led to Compagnon's goal, I think about being on the pitch tonight with Barça ... at home everyone's so happy for me. I have received so many messages, it's amazing. What have I improved? On maintaining concentration for the full 90 minutes."
"This was a match at a very high technical level, against a good team that plays at great pace. We did well to respond to the goals conceded and in not conceding a third. This is the best summer of my life, being here is a unique emotion. You have to give everything on the pitch for this shirt. When I came on and saw the players on the pitch I thought I was playing the Playstation ... it's something difficult to explain. The year with the Under 23 allowed me to grow immensely."