Barcelona are having a rough month. The Catalans are out of the UCL after disappointing results against Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. Moreover, they also dropped down to 2nd in La Liga after the defeat against La Liga rivals Real Madrid. Fair to say, it has been a tough period for the club. They have suffered a lot with injuries as key players picked up knocks in crucial periods. Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde picked up injuries in the international break and it had a big effect on Barcelona’s results. Christensen also had an injury against Inter Milan which left the defense too vulnerable.
But apart from all this mess on the pitch, Barcelona will be really delighted that the players are easing the pressure off. One of the sensations that they have discovered in recent times is 18-year-old Gavi. The teenager has been nothing but utterly sensational for the Blaugranas. He was also the winner of the Kopa trophy a few days back and also the Golden Boy winner. The 18-year-old had a breakthrough Campaign last season as he made history at just 17 years of age. This season also, he has started in the same manner as he left the last one. Always giving 100% on the pitch and a brilliant off-the-ball worker, Gavi can fit right into any team in the world.
Gavi in an interview revealed his time at Barcelona since he was young.
” The first time I left Betis to join Barca was in 2015. I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t know what was waiting for me here. But my parents reassured me. They accompanied me because I was 10-11 years old. We lived in an apartment in the Rambla. I’ve always supported Barca. I have been dreaming of playing for this club since my childhood.”
He also talked about his debut for the first team.
” My first game in the League? In front of Getafe. Koeman gave me the opportunity that day and I will always be grateful to him for what he taught me.”
Gavi talks about Messi, the National team, and his playing style
Even though Gavi broke at the young age of 17, he never played with Lionel Messi.
“Did i have the time to play with Messi? Unfortunately not. I wasn’t so lucky. He left Barca the season before my debut.“
Gavi is one of the first names on the sheet for Luis Enrique also and the teenager reveals how big of a responsibility it is.
“The first time I felt pressured was at San Siro before facing Italy in the Nations League semi-finals. I was very nervous and my legs were shaking, but as soon as the match started I felt comfortable.”
The world knows Gavi’s playing style as an aggressive off-the-ball hard worker.
” It is true that sometimes I exaggerate a little bit in my interventions, but I try to be as competitive and always respect the competitor.”
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