Iván de la Peña will play this Wednesday on Barcelona-Nàstic. Yes, Ivan de la Peña. But son. At 20 years old, the child of the former Barça, Espanyol, Lazio and Olympique de Marseille footballer, He is one of the five players from Pobla Mafumet who is doing the preseason with the Nàstic first team and Raül Agné will include him in the list of summoned for the duel this afternoon at the Johan Cruyff Stadium. In this way, the saga continues and it will undoubtedly be one of the main incentives because, in addition, He is also the grandson of Juan Manuel Asensi.
Iván de la Peña, son, is one of the young players with greater projection of the Pobla de Mafumet and it would not be strange to see him in some meetings this season with the Nàstic first team in Primera RFEF. He came to the grana club from Damm, after his Youth stage, and Agné does not hesitate to hold him in high regard because can compete both as a central and in the double pivot. He treasures a good ball exit and that seems to be in his genes. The young De la Peña tries to enjoy his career other than his father's, but it is that his father is in charge of opening many doors for him because he is his representative.
It would not be surprising that this Wednesday two De la Peña would attend to the Johan Cruyff stadium. The father to see the duel from the stands as a parent and representative of footballers and the son as a Nàstic footballer and to face the Koeman's Barça. Seeing him on the pitch can bring back fond memories and some might even consider it a derby. Despite the fact that Iván de la Peña, father, was one of the members of the 'Quinta del Mini' and that, at only 19 years old, Cruyff made him debut, Espanyol elevated him. As a blue and white he lived his best years as a footballer. It was nine seasons and unforgettable was his double in 2009 at the Camp Nou (Delapeñazo) when he silenced the cries of “a Segunda, a Segunda” from the Barça fans and served to win 1-2.