Memphis Depay admits he couldn’t take advantage of Barcelona’s debut goal

Memphis Depay says he was unable to take advantage of his first competitive goal for Barcelona.

The Dutch forward scored a howl in Barca’s 1-1 draw against Athletic Club in San Mames on Saturday night.

The Blaugrana fell behind after Iñigo Martinez headed after numerous chances for the home side, but Memphis hammered a half-volley 15 minutes from time.

It was a dream moment for the forward, who signed for Barcelona on a free transfer from Olympique Lyon this summer.

But after the game, he struggled to find the joy of that memorable first goal, overtaken by the disappointment of the result, and indeed the performance that left Ronald Koeman’s men in second place for much of the game.

“It’s wonderful to score a goal, but I’m disappointed with the result,” he said after the game.

“There are two faces. I can’t really take advantage of my first goal because we couldn’t get all three points.

“It was a tough game, but obviously scoring my first goal for the club means a lot and I want to get more.”

Barcelona have now won one and drawn in their first two games, and will face Getafe ahead of a key clash with Sevilla the following weekend.

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