Rafa Márquez: “Ronaldinho, Messi… Lamine can be the next one”

Rafael Márquez and his Barça Atlètic side have seen a lot happen to them at the start of their league season. Injuries, some of them serious, sending offs, suspensions, and even a trickle of departures due to the needs of Xavi’s first team.

Despite so much adversity and a difficult start (12th with 8 points), the Mexican coach has no doubts about maintaining the objective of fighting for promotion. In an interview with MD, the former Barcelona and Mexico player discussed many topics, including Barcelona winge Lamine Yamal.

On Lamine Yamal

“He belongs to that group of gifted players who have this innate talent and no matter what age they are, they can compete at any level and make a difference. Ronaldinho, Messi… Lamine can be the next one. He has all the qualities. Obviously, you have to take care of it all because he’s still a kid.”

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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