Teenage winger Lamine Yamal’s performance against Alaves has garnered praise from his Barcelona teammates in the dressing room.
Barcelona visited the Mendizorroza for a La Liga clash on Saturday, February 4, securing a 3-1 victory with goals from Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gündoğan, and Vitor Roque.
Although Yamal didn’t register a goal or assist, reports from SPORT (via Barca Universal) indicate that his display was admired by his teammates, who acknowledged his growth and contributions in both attack and defense.
With key attackers like Raphinha, Joao Felix, and Ferran Torres sidelined due to injuries, Yamal has earned a regular spot in the starting lineup, featuring in Barcelona’s last five matches across competitions.
During the Alaves game, the 16-year-old showcased his trustworthiness with the ball, tallying 57 touches. He completed 24 of his 31 passes with a 77% accuracy rate, drew four fouls, and won nine of his 17 ground duels. Additionally, Yamal made four tackles, an interception, and a clearance.
Throughout the season, Yamal has featured in 32 matches for Barcelona across various competitions, contributing three goals and five assists.