The match against Levante in the 6th round of La Liga marked the return of Fati in a Barcelona shirt after 323 days of being out of action due to injury. It was a really bad time for a young player like this midfielder.
However, as soon as he re-appeared, Fati left a strong mark with a goal in the second half of injury time, helping Barcelona beat Levante with a final score of 3-0 in round 6. This is clearly a victory. the completeness of the Catalan giants because they not only won but the expected player Fati also scored.
Since the 2021/22 season, Fati is the successor to the legendary number 10 shirt left by Lionel Messi. After the aforementioned competition, the 19-year-old player also shared his feelings and sent a message to the Argentine striker.
Fati made a mark with a goal on the day of his return after injury
Specifically, sharing with Diario Sport (Spain), Fati said: “For me, wearing the number 10 shirt after Messi’s departure is pride, not pressure. I am very happy to have the honor to wear the number of the player who has made history at the club. I want to thank Barcelona, the board and the staff for giving me the opportunity to wear that number.
I haven’t played for a long time, so this goal really means a lot to me personally.”
He also sent a message to Messi after the match with Levante
Obviously, inheriting the number 10 shirt from Messi is a really meaningful source of spiritual motivation for a young player like Fati. The Spanish midfielder is expected to shine as brightly as what the Argentine striker did at Camp Nou.
After the recent victory, Fati and Barcelona will face Benfica in the second match of the group stage of the European Cup on September 30.
Video highlight Barcelona vs Levante – La Liga round 6