Lionel Messi: Barcelona star Braithwaite claims he is faster than club captain

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star Braithwaite claims he is faster than club captain

- Lionel Messi is not as fast as I am, according to Martin Braithwaite

- The Danish striker claims he is the speedster in Barcelona squad

- Braithwaite joined the club from Leganes outside the January window

- The 28-year-old has made three appearances so far without a goal yet

Martin Braithwaite has claimed that he is the fastest player in the present Barcelona squad.

The Danish striker was an emergency signing from Leganes after Barca ruled Ousmane Dembele out for the rest of the season.

He has made three appearances so far for La Blaugrana before the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.

Braithwaite was asked in a question and answer section on Twitter that if there is anything Messi can not do.

He replied: "If there is, I haven’t seen it yet."

Braithwaite was also asked who is the fastest player in the club and he confidently responded: "You are talking to him."

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The former Middlesbrough star went on to name Brazil's Ronaldo and Muhammad Ali as his two idols.

He also claimed that his favourite Barcelona moment was Andres Iniesta's equalizer against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

"There are so many," he said. "But I clearly remember Iniesta’s equalizer against Chelsea in 2009."

The 28-year-old however, named former Real Madrid midfielder among his favourite Danish players.

"Allan Simonsen, Michael Laudrup & Peter Schmeichel," he said when asked to name his top three Danish stars, before adding: "I have so many things to achieve so I have not thought about that yet."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Neymar's mother is beginning a new chapter in her life after splitting from the Paris Saint Germain's strikers' father.

The 52-year-old is reportedly in love with a man 30 years younger than her and a photo of her 22-year-old boyfriend has surfaced on social media.

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Neymar is already having a stepdad six years younger than he is and his dad Neymar Snr, have congratulated the two lovebirds in a post on Instagram.

The new fling is believed to be a Real Madrid fan, a team Neymar has been linked with for several months amid his return to Barcelona.

Reactions about the latest couples have been buzzing on social media as some fans were stunned with the idea while some were irritated with the age difference.

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