Pierre-Emerick Abameyang is set to make a comeback shortly after joining Barcelona after spending some difficult months at the national team and at the former club. Continuing to score goals. Catalan coach Xavi Hernandez is very happy with the performance of Gabon forward in the last few matches.
The coach is so happy with Abameyang’s performance that the coach sees him as a ‘heavenly gift’ for Barcelona.
Barcelona beat Osasuna 4-0 in a La Liga match at the Camp Nou last Sunday. Abameyang scored the team’s third goal. After joining Barcelona from Arsenal in a free transfer in January, he scored six goals in nine matches in all competitions.
Abameyang made his debut for Barcelona in a 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid on 8 February. Since then, the 32-year-old has seen the most net among the team’s players. Ferran Torres, another forward who joined the team in January, scored two less goals than him.
Abameyang has scored five goals in six matches so far in La Liga, the second-fastest five-goal haul by a team player in the competition in the 21st century. Samuel Eto’o in 2004 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2009 scored five goals in five matches.
Before leaving the club in January, Abameyang scored an average of 0.56 goals per 90 minutes in 15 matches for Arsenal in the 2021-22 season. In Barcelona, it has increased to 0.98.
Five-faced Xavi in praise of former Borussia Dortmund star. According to him, his team has been enriched by getting this talented player. Xavi thinks this forward, who is moving forward with great rhythm, is an inspiration for his teammates.
“Abameyang is a heavenly gift. He is a positive player who always joins the team in good condition and adapts to the new environment very quickly. ”
“Abameyang scores, creates (goal) opportunities, always goes on the field. Coaching him is satisfying, other players can follow him.