Barcelona legend David Villa lauds La Masia prodigy: “He is a special talent”

Lamine Yamal has turned heads aplenty this season after breaking out in the Barcelona first team and smashing one milestone after another.

At just 16 years of age, the youngster has impressed everyone with his immense technical ability and gone on to earn incredible praise from fans, players and pundits alike.

The latest in a long line of footballing icons to hail the Barcelona starlet is now David Villa, former club legend, who showered acclaim on Yamal in a recent interview, with the quotes carried by EuroFoot.

Game recognise game. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Be careful with him, says Villa

When the former Barcelona striker was asked what he thinks Yamals’ best attributes are, he was quick to point out the sheer confidence to back the talent that Yamal possesses, which underlies his quick rise to the top.

“Well, what qualities doesn’t he have? He’s a 16, not just playing in La Liga, but for Barcelona and at such a high level against top opposition,” said El Guaje.

Villa also made sure to point out just how unique a player like Yamal is, and it isn’t often that a club strikes such gold.

“We’re talking about someone who is clearly a special talent. He’s different to other players, he’s not a clone. It’s obvious, just for looking at how he’s burst onto the scene at such a young age.”

The Spanish veteran did sound a warning about his future, however, outlining that the club has to be careful with Yamal, treat him with caution so that he actually has the tools to take on the mantle of being Barcelona’s future star.

“We need to take care of him, he’s still just 16-years-old. But he’s a genuinely unique talent who’s here to stay, and we’ll enjoy him for many years to come.”

The words ring especially loud given Barcelona’s innumerable injury problems at the moment, and the overload landing a crushing blow to Gavi, another one of their biggest young stars.

Source link :

Author : Aaryan Parasnis

Publish date : 2023-11-20 19:46:53

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

Barcelona legend David Villa lauds La Masia prodigy: “He is a special talent”-   -/- Guerre Israël-Hamas : 300 personnes ont été arrêtées pour menace ou actes antisémites d’après Elisabeth Borne   Homikon Paillettes Coque en Silicone TPU Souple Etui de Protection Strass Brillante Bling Bling Glitter Housse Ultra…   Model 3 Highland US release may be in January as Tesla tips insane 2024 Performance trim return in Australia   adidas Nxt Lvl SPD Iv, Espadrilles de Basket-Ball Homme   Chants homophobes lors de PSG-OM : la tribune Auteuil fermée pour un match, « une mesure excessive »   -*- Single Man   Microsoft Manette Sans Fil pour Xbox One – Noir   Microsoft Manette Sans Fil pour Xbox One – Noir   Aspirateur à cendres »Cenerix » 1200 W   U.S. Air Force Says Osprey Crash Off Japan Left No Survivors   20 eating places to devour the most efficient pizza in Columbus, USA   Advent calendar day six: Europe’s Pedersen hits Solheim Cup hole-in-one   Notre Top 10 des matches de l’année – Eurosport   Barcelona legend David Villa lauds La Masia prodigy: “He is a special talent” *Barcelona legend David Villa lauds La Masia prodigy: “He is a special talent”