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Nico Gonzalez ‘not surprised’ to see Ansu Fati score on his Barcelona return

‘He is a special player’

FC Barcelona v Levante - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Nico Gonzalez has been talking about Ansu Fati after seeing his team-mate mark his Barcelona comeback with a goal in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Levante.

Fati came off the bench to score and snatch all the headlines in a game where both Nico and 17-year-old Gavi impressed for the hosts.

The midfielder says he wasn’t surprised to see Fati straight back on the scoresheet and he’s hopeful the attacker can keep on banging the goals in.

“He is a special player, very important to us and what he has done has not surprised me because I have known him for a long time and I know what he does in training,” he said.

“He is a differential player. I hope that with the goal he has gained confidence and continues to give us everything he can, which is a lot. I hope he continues like this, on this path.

“We came from a complicated week, with two draws, and the game was committed, demanding, but we have a great team and things went the way we wanted.”

Source | Sport

Nico also spoke about how “it’s very easy” to play alongside Sergio Busquets and Gavi in the Barcelona midfield with both youngsters looking set to see plenty of game time in 2021-22.

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