Arat Hosseini, a young Lionel Messi fan, has taken the internet by storm with a viral video of him performing football skills at home. The boy, who is reportedly a 6 year old from Iran, uploaded the video to his Instagram, and it’s taken off since.
Arat Hosseini (arat.gym on IG) with his tribute to Messipic.twitter.com/JaIPwzR89L— Luis Mazariegos (@luism8989) April 13, 2020
The youngster, who apart from his skills is known for his built physique and physical strength which belies his age, is seen in a full Barcelona kit giving a greeting to his favorite player.
He then performs a series of tricks that ends in a bicycle kick into a mini net.
The video has around 1.4 million views on Instagram and has even been tweeted out by Barcelona’s official account, which called him a “young goat,” in reference to Messi’s nickname in English: GOAT or Greatest of All Time.