Barcelona were rocked by an injury blow on Tuesday night, as Jordi Alba limped out of the encounter against Borussia Dortmund.
The left-back was replaced by Sergi Roberto on the night as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the Champions League.
Whether Alba actually could’ve made a difference on the night against Dortmund, we’ll never know, but many Barca fans are now hoping that Junior Firpo gets a shot at the left-back position in the Spaniard’s absence.
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The young defender joined the Catalan giants in the summer in a deal worth €18m (£15.9m) and this could well be his time to shine.
So far this season, the 23-year-old has made one appearance, tallying a mere nine minutes in the victory against Real Betis on matchday two.
But many of the fans believe that now is the time for him to step up and show Ernesto Valverde he is the right man for the job.
As soon as the club officially confirmed Alba’s injury, many of them rushed to Twitter to voice their opinions.
You can see some of their reactions down below:
junior firpo time
— fabulouss (@fabulouss2000) September 18, 2019
Let’s gooooo Firpoooooo
— Ziani (@Cyberia_601) September 18, 2019
Firpo, it’s your turn to show everybody that you are better than alba, and force the latter to progress
— Castelldefels Citizen (@alexkiryutin) September 18, 2019
Firpo it’s now.
— De Jongιsta??♂️ (@DeJongista_) September 18, 2019
Junior let’s go ??
— . (@godrijniar) September 18, 2019
Time to give firpo his opportunity
— Sean Agarwal (@SeanAgarwal3) September 18, 2019
Time for firpo to shine
— 2k17 (@2k17champ) September 18, 2019
@JuniorFirpo03 its time ??????
— ☆ThəoTJR☆ (@TheoTJR) September 18, 2019
Surely now time for firpo……please
— stokebarca (@stokebarca1) September 18, 2019