The La Masia product has matured with the first team and wants to continue playing regularly.
Puig helped his team qualify for the final after the match was marked by a 1-1 score for 120 minutes. The 21-year-old midfielder scored the decisive penalty to present a 3-2 win in the shootout.
When many fans asked that the La Masia dropout talent be played more often throughout the 2020/21 season, coach Ronald Koeman rarely gave him confidence.
However, after appearing as a substitute against Sociedad on Thursday (14/1) WIB, which was his seventh appearance this season as a substitute, Puig will continue to pursue consistency in playing as a regular.
“I’m very happy to have scored from the last penalty,” said Puig. “I volunteered to be the executor. I kicked with great confidence – you have to believe in yourself. I have never lost my desire to be in the first team and I will continue to fight for it.”
“Ronald appointed four players to shoot penalties. I asked to be fifth. I am a very happy player, I never lose my smile. I am lucky, I will never give up.”
Koeman himself confirmed that it was Puig who asked to carry out his duties as the final executor.
He said: “Last penalty? I have four names written and I am asking who wants to be the last kicker to ensure victory. Riqui wants it, with full confidence.”