Depay Demands More Game Time

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Memphis Depay has expressed his dissatisfaction over his limited playing time in the Barcelona team this season.

Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez has preferred the trio Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha to lead club’s attack, with Depay being an unused substitute in the first four games.

In an interview with ESPN, Depay said: “Of course, this time I look extra forward to this week with the national team, I’m sure you can guess why. I played less than usual and it’s not something I am used to. But here you know you are going to play, so I am extra motivated and thankful.”

“I had two starting spots in the last two weeks in La Liga. It’s not enough.

“I get taken off after 60 minutes, but I am longing for more. In the last 25 minutes of the game, there is more space and I always have the power to profit from that,” he continued.