As debuts go, I think this one can go down as pretty successful.
Whilst it wasn’t a victory, it wasn’t a loss either, so at least he didn’t start off on a disastrous note.
After his, less than straight forward move from Valencia in the final stages of the transfer window, Fran Villalba made his debut in front of the St Andrew’s faithful on Saturday and fit in seamlessly.
His manager was full of praise for him, after the match Pep Clotet spoke to BCFC.com and said:
“He was very good and understood well what we were asking from him. We wanted him to develop a defensive role on that wing, but as well try to transfer what we’re looking to create in the midfield area… he did very well in everything related to the game. He’s the type of footballer who can play in tight areas and he can think very quickly and find spaces and attacks with his passes. He is a strong character and he was desperate to play today, and he really wants to succeed here.”
But what did Blues fans make of the Spaniard’s first appearance?
— Tom Reeves (@tom10bc) August 11, 2019
— Eric Zimmerman???????? (@EricZimBCFC) August 11, 2019
Quality player and very keen to see him having a lot more of the ball. #KRO
— Richard Singh (@urbzsingh) August 11, 2019
Outstanding #KRO ????
— Steve ???? (@SPH_Racing) August 11, 2019
New players will settle more so. Everyone will raise their games. One mistake only. Should have put two or more in really but still happy #KRO
— Escape Media Productions (@escapemediaprod) August 11, 2019
Could be some diamond find…????????
— malcolm wilkinson-jo (@malcblue) August 11, 2019
— quinnyquin (@quinny2016) August 12, 2019
— . (@CH_SHA1875) August 11, 2019
Although he didn’t make an impact on the scoresheet, he certainly looks to have made one on the supporters. He needs to be careful, if he keeps impressing like this, Valencia may want him back. So let’s hope he can tone it down a bit, not too much though.