Yerry Mina has finally made his FC Barcelona debut. The Colombian centre back came on for Gerard Piqué to play the final six minutes at Mestalla, telling Barça TV afterwards that “I thank God, my team-mates, the directors and the fans for giving me the chance to be here. I want to keep working and gradually get my feet back on the ground and continue learning from my team-mates.”

“It was very exciting to make my debut. These are moments that you never forget … Now I mean to keep working to gradually get more chances and do my bit for the team.”

And he ended with two words that sum up the mood among the squad right now: “Força Barça”.

Here are some further quotes from the players, including Philippe Coutinho, who was all smiles after scoring his first goal for his new team.

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