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Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal reveals how he’s inspired by Lionel Messi

The GOAT is his idol

FBL-ESP-LIGA-GRANADA-BARCELONA Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images

Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal has regularly been likened to Lionel Messi and has admitted the GOAT has always been his idol.

The 16-year-old has been chatting about the World Cup winner and revealed how much of an inspiration he has been during his career.

“He is my idol. He always has been, he continues to be now that I play for Barcelona. He inspired me,” he said.

“I have never had another idol. I once took a photo with him. I was unknown. Maybe one day I will be like him.”

Yamal also vowed that he will win the Golden Boy award in the future after picking up ‘The Youngest’ award this time around.

“It’s an important award. The first I’ve received on an international level. I’d like to win the real one, the absolute best,” he added.

“I know about it, I saw who won it, even Messi, and I would like to be on that roll of honour. Sooner or later I’ll see you in Turin, I promise.”

Barcelona’s teenage talent has been a regular in Xavi’s side this season. He’s made 20 appearances already this season for the Catalan giants, scoring once and picking up an assist.

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