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‘As fast as a rat’: Mallorca coach compares Barca player to Messi

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Lamine Yamal scored a great individual goal against Real Mallorca on Friday. Cutting in from the right flank, he bent home the only goal of a hard-fought affair courtesy of a sumptuous left-footed finish.

His display even earned him a Lionel Messi comparison by Javier Aguirre, who also once coached Atletico Madrid.

He said: “I saw Messi 21 years ago, when he was a youth. They told me to go see him and I had enough in 5 minutes. He was as fast as a rat. And Lamine is similar.

“He also paints the rat. A scoundrel! If he continues like this he is going to give many joys to Barcelona.”

On paper, the word ‘rat’ might not seem the best way to describe someone as iconic as Messi. However, he seems to be referring to their mental profiles.

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Having made his debut at the age of 15, Yamal has benefitted from the Culers’ focusing on promoting young talents. Along with the likes of Gavi, Fermin Lopez & Pau Cubarsi, Yamal has transitioned from La Masia to the first team.

Alongside 14 La Liga starts, the Spanish star has 4 goals and 6 assists this season.

 

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