Lamine Yamal can be the next superstar at Barcelona, Rafa Marquez has come out to say. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he can confidently liken the teenage wonderkid to Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi because Yamal belongs to that group of gifted boys who possess incredible talent.
Rafa added that the club must do everything within its power to ensure he fulfils his potential.
His words, “He belongs to that group of gifted boys who have this innate talent and who no matter how old they are to compete in any category and make a difference. Ronaldinho, Messi… Lamine can be the next. He has all the qualities. Obviously we have to take care of the processes because he is still a child.”
“It has been surprising. I didn’t have him last year but he had to leave to realise that he had a great opportunity to be in the club. We are all happy with this evolution and that Xavi likes it so much.”
Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for and captains both Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and the Argentina national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 he was named to the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.
Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 35 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and the UEFA Champions League four times.
With his country, he won the 2021 Copa América and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (474), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (eight), and most assists in La Liga (192) and the Copa América (17).
He also has the most international goals by a South American male (103). Messi has scored over 800 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals by a player for a single club (672).
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate