The members of One Direction in Barça shirts

Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction visited the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

On Tuesday, the Camp Nou received a visit from pop group One Direction, who are appearing at the Olympic Stadium tonight as part of their Where we are world tour. Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, two members of the world famous boyband, were welcomed into the presidential lounge by Dídac Lee, the director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies, who presented them with first team shirts with their names on the back.

They immediately donned the shirts and headed out onto the pitch for a kickaround, stopping on the way to take pictures in the first team locker-room.

Clearly enjoying the experience, they ran out of the tunnel onto the field, where they made it clear that they know what they are doing with a football at their feet. In fact, Tomlinson has previously played for the Doncaster Rovers reserves in England. The visitors enjoying the Camp Nou Tour were thrilled to enjoy this additional treat, and furiously took pictures, applauded and even sung some of One Direction’s most famous hits

The band members also signed a shirt with the name of the group, which will be used as a prize for a Barça Fans draw. You can enjoy a complete report of today’s events by entering the exclusive Barça Fans area at fans.fcbarcelona.com.

Dídac Lee: “This visit helps our club”

“For a global club likes ours, to be visited by a global band like this, with millions of followers on social networks, is very good news. These things help our club, especially on an international level”, said Lee, director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies.

One Direction Statements

Niall Horan: “It was incredible to walk onto the pitch”

“I have been here a few times before, and it’s nice to be back. This is one of the best stadiums in the world, and it was incredible to get the chance to walk out onto the pitch”.

“The best players, for me, are Neymar and Messi”

Louis Tomlinson: “It’s fantastic to watch Neymar”

“We all obviously love Messi, but it’s also fantastic to watch Neymar play. What a shame he’s injured. He’s a brilliant player”.

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