FC Barcelona recently announced that Fransisco Trincão will be wearing the number 17 jersey at the Catalan club. Shortly after his presentation, Trincao told that Lionel Messi approached him, and offered help.
“When I arrived, Messi came to me and asked me if I needed anything or if I needed help. He gives me directions in the match. He is the best.”Fransisco Trincao to La Vanguardia
As usual, Messi is guiding youngsters on the pitch and likes the idea that Trincao plays close to the wings, to free up some space for the Argentine himself.
Earlier reports claimed that manager Ronald Koeman has huge plans for the Portuguese winger. We will have to wait and see whether the 20-year-old will feature in Barça’s first La Liga game against Villareal.
Barcelona legend says Messi is essential for the young Barcelona generation
Following what will forever remain an unforgettable might for the youngster, Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona. It was a sensational strike, as the young Spanish midfielder faked a shot one way, only for him to cooly dispatch it the other way.
Yesterday night, Barça legend Luis Suárez Miramontes had this to say both in regards to the club’s youth, as well as club veteran Lionel Messi: “For this group of young people it is essential that there is someone like Messi with personality and charisma so that they grow as they should. That is why it is necessary to maintain it.“ (via Carrusel)
Per earlier reports, the Barça captain has stayed true to this. He reportedly takes “special care” of Ilaix Moriba in particular so that the 18-year old doesn’t “deviate from the path of becoming an important player in the team.” This is one of Barcelona’s most talented squads in recent memory, full to the brim and overflowing with youth and exuberance, with all these players looking up to the Argentine.
The 85-year old is a Barcelona legend having played in Barça’s iconic colours from 1955 to 1961. He is widely regarded as one of Spain’s next footballers of all time, and a testament to this is the fact that he is still the only player from the country to ever win a Ballon D’or.
He has been heavily critical of the squad at times this season, owing to the fact that “they [Barca players] make the worst individual and team mistakes.” At least this time he has something to smile about.