• October 31, 2020

Messi’s Mentoring of Fati is Working. Will He Fill Messi’s Shoes at Camp Nou?

FC Barcelona prodigy and teenage sensation, Ansu Fati is being guided by one of the game’s all-time greats and is eager to continue improving

Fati shone brightly as the celeb of the night. This may be why some pundits tout him as being able to the fill shoes of Messi at Camp Nou one day.

Fati scored eight goals in all competitions last season as he burst onto the scene after coming through Barcelona’s youth ranks.

The lad generously thanked Lionel Messi for his advice after the teenage attacker struck twice in the club’s 4-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday.

Fati scored twice in the opening 20 minutes as Ronald Koeman’s side opened their new La Liga campaign in style following a turbulent off-season.

Messi added pepper to the opponent’s injury, scoring third goal from the penalty spot.

Later, he forced Pau Torres into an own goal just before half-time.

The 17-year-old is savouring every minute of mentoring as he plays along one of football’s ,most gifted players.

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He said: “Playing with Messi is a dream I had since I was a child and now I am living it. He gives me a lot of advice, he helps me a lot on the pitch and in training, but away from it too, and that makes me very happy.

I want to keep improving every day, to continue to learn from my team-mates because they are the best around and they are trying to help me every day”.

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