Ansu Fati claims Messi has been a huge influence in his career

Ansu Fati claims Messi has been a huge influence in his career

- Ansu Fati has admitted that Lionel Messi has played a huge role in his career at Barcelona

- The 17-year-old scored two brilliant goals in Barca's 4-0 win over Villarreal in La Liga at the Camp Nou

- Fati became the youngest goalscorer for Barcelona in the league and in the Spanish national team

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Ansu Fati has said that Lionel Messi's presence in Barcelona has helped him develop as a player at the club.

The wonder kid scored two goals in La Blaugrana's 4-0 win over Villarreal at the Camp Nou to start their 2020-21 campaign on a positive note.

Messi had angered Barca for forcing his best friend Luis Suarez out of the club to Atletico Madrid before the game but it did not matter as Fati stole the show with two exquisite finishes.

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Ansu Fati claims Messi has been in a huge influence to him
Ansu Fati claims Lionel Messi has been in a huge influence to him at Barcelona. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The 17-year-old who was not up to two-years-old when Messi made his senior debut for the Catalan giants in 2004 said that the Argentine forward has helped him improve.

Fati quoted by Daily Mail:

"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."

Fati became the youngest Barcelona player to score a league goal when he made his senior debut last season.

He also became the youngest scorer in the Spanish senior national team and believes there are better days ahead in his career.

He added:

"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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Barcelona began their 2020/2021 La Liga season on a flying start after they humiliated their opponents Villarreal 4-0, with all goals coming in the first half.

New manager, Ronald Koeman will be delighted to begin his career at the Catalan club on a high despite playing a very formidable opponent in their season opener.

The Blaugrana opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Lenglet found Jordi Alba with a lovely long ball who then waited for a runner and found Ansu Fati for a beautiful finish at the opening goal of the season. 1-0.

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