The Brazilian full-back played well against LA Galaxy
Douglas Pereira played the full 90 minutes against LA Galaxy in Barcelona's first pre-season game of the USA Tour.
In fact he was the only player to complete the full match. Douglas finally showed some of the skills that have brought him to Barcelona. Last season he played very few minutes and not very well. Yesterday, in Barcelona's match in Pasadena, he was OK, not losing balls, receiving easy in the right flank and even taking corners. He was close to score a very good goal, but his shot went wide.
After the match Douglas spoke to the press: "I am okey now. I feel at home, with confidence. I need to work a lot because I am in one of the biggest clubs in the world".
What happened last year?
"Injuries didn't help and I wasn't okey mentally. The team was playing well so it was difficult to break in. Now I am better mentally, with more confidence to play my game".
"I need to speak on the field. Luis Enrique told me to be calm and play with confidence".