Ansu Fati has spoken in the post-match interview after Barcelona’s 5-1 victory over Ferencvaros. The 17-year-old continues to break records, now becoming the only under-18 player in history to score 2 goals in a Champions League game.
“It was a great score. We must continue working. We want to win everything. The sky is the limit for us.
Despite his brilliant display, Fati stayed humble, and praised his team-mates:
“De Jong did everything in my goal; I just had to tap the ball in. My teammates make it easier for me to score.
“Messi is Messi, he can pass you the ball at any moment, we are very happy to be with him we should always learn from the best.”
Even though it’s never right to compare any player to Leo, especially in his early days, stats that show up are bringing excitement to Culés, as the 17-year-old now has 1 more goal (12) than Messi (11) at 19 years old.
Barcelona will play Real Madrid in 5 days, and the 17-year-old seems more than ready to feature in his first Clasico:
“I have always dreamt of playing the Clásico, and I hope I play it. We are all excited to play against Madrid.”
We will have to wait and see whether Koeman will use Ansu in his line-up against Real Madrid, but one thing is obvious: his display against Ferencvaros is screaming for a call.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.