Marlon Santos was proud to make his Barcelona debut in victory over Las Palmas.
Barca ran out 4-1 winners in Gran Canaria and once Javier Mascherano was withdrawn through injury just before kick-off, the former Fluminense defender was thrust into the limelight.
"I have worked hard and I wish to thank everybody for this opportunity; god, my coach and my teammates," he explained.
"It was a very different game to those I am used to.
"I have been working with the B team whilst moving the ball as fast as possible and I have been waiting for this chance."