Speaking in an interview with RTVE, Barcelona youngster Fermin Lopez has opened up on his relationship with fellow La Masia graduates Gavi and Lamine Yamal.
Fermin is enjoying his first-team breakthrough with Barça this season, having spent the last campaign away on loan at Linares.
The 20-year-old Spanish ace came through the La Masia ranks with Gavi and the pair have forged a strong bond over the years. Shedding light on the same, Fermin said:
“Gavi is like my brother, I’ve lived with him since I was twelve years old and it’s a joy and a dream to be able to share what I’m experiencing with him and I’m very grateful because he has helped me a lot.”
Another Barça youngster experiencing his breakthrough this season is 16-year-old Lamine Yamal. And Fermin also spoke about his relationship with the teenager and how he tries to help the wonderkid, saying:
“To Lamine, I say that he is like my son, I am very fond of him, it’s not that I am a veteran, but I try to help him and support him, he is a great player, I am very happy with everything he is experiencing.”
On Xavi and Barcelona
So far this season, Fermin has played 12 matches across all competitions, coming up with a return of two goals and an assist.
The youngster expressed his gratitude to manager Xavi Hernandez for the minutes he has been receiving this season as he said:
“I’m getting more and more opportunities, I’m very grateful to the coach and the staff, I just have to keep improving and learning, as well as taking advantage of every chance I get. I’ve dreamed of being in this team since I was a kid and I’m very grateful.”
Fermin also discussed Barcelona’s recent run of performances which have led to question marks over Xavi and the team, saying:
“It’s true that in these last few games, we haven’t been at our best level, our best version, but I think the team is working well and it’s just a question of correcting mistakes and getting over this streak.
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Author : Michel Durant
Publish date : 2023-11-15 11:49:14
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