Paris Saint-Germain winger Bradley Barcola has elevated his performance to a new level. After sporadic playing time at the beginning of the season, the former Olympique Lyonnais player is establishing himself as a starter with PSG.
Barcola opened the scoring in the 2-0 victory against RC Lens on Sunday night at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. This goal highlighted the remarkable streak that the forward has been enjoying recently.
Scoring two goals in his last four Ligue 1 matches and contributing an assist in the Trophée des Champions victory against Toulouse FC, the 21-year-old Barcola attributes his recent success to a newfound confidence.
"I'm feeling more and more at home. I have the confidence of my teammates and the coach, so I can't help but feel good and play well."
After the win against Lens, PSG manager Luis Enrique also commended the young player. He emphasized that the away performance against Lens is one of the best games the Spanish manager has seen from Barcola.
"He was a nightmare for the opposition throughout. He was very good, he got in behind, down the wing, he created chances, he was fouled for the sending off and he scored a goal. Today was perhaps one of his best games and we hope he continues to play at this level and gets even better."
Even though PSG has notable players like Marco Asensio and Randal Kolo Muani in their offensive lineup, Enrique has not needed to rely on them as substitutes for Barcola.
In his last two games, the 53-year-old has demonstrated trust in the forward to complete the entire 90 minutes. This increased confidence is set to propel Barcola toward realizing his full potential.