Philippe Coutinho depicted his Barcelona make a big appearance as remarkable however conceded he had been apprehensive in the wake of going ahead amid the Copa del Rey semi-last at the Camp Nou.
Almost three weeks after his 160-million-euro ($194 million) move from Liverpool, the Brazilian midfielder supplanted Andres Iniesta with 22 minutes staying in the second half on Thursday.
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored as Barcelona beat Espanyol 2-0 to achieve the semi-finals as the holders upset a 1-0 shortfall from the principal leg.
Thigh damage had postponed Coutinho’s Barcelona make a big appearance however he hinted at no the issue on Thursday.
“It was an exceptionally extraordinary night for me and it’s one I’ll always remember,” he said.
“Every one of the supporters and every one of the players gave me a decent welcome and they helped me a ton. I was somewhat apprehensive and on edge yet they quieted me down and I could get into the diversion.
“I’m extremely glad to have had my first minutes of activity for the club and I’m amped up for the gathering I got.”
Coutinho is required to be included when Barca have Alaves in La Liga on Sunday.