Ansu Fati 'honoured' to be Laureus nominee
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Ansu Fati has spoken in an interview with Laureus after being nominated as Breakthrough of the Year. Here’s the pick of the teenage sensation’s comments.
Nomination for Laureus
"It is an honour for me. You just have to look at the names of the other people on the shortlist to be proud to be among them. I am grateful to everyone who voted for me, I didn’t expect it.”
"The previous winners of this award have all been important sportspeople and it would not be bad to do as well as they did.”
"It would be an honour to win, but it’s an honour just to be a part. If I win, great. If I don’t it doesn’t matter.”
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Playing for Barça
"It was my dream to play for FC Barcelona from the day I arrived here. My aim was always to make the senior team and I worked hard enough to do it.”
"Every child that comes to La Masia has the same goal. I just wanted to get as far as I could.”
"Every record was special for me. When you play, you never know what’s going to happen, and I was always surprised after the game to learn that I’d broken a record."
"It is a dream to play with the best player in the world and learn from him in training.”
"What advice has he given me? I try to transmit the same humility as he does. Despite all he was done, he is a very simple man, and the advice he gives is always about keeping your feet on the ground.”
"My brother Braima has always been my role model. I got into football from playing with him as a kid. I used to go to watch him play. He and my father have always helped me more than anyone.”
"I thank the fans for their support every day. Football wouldn’t be the same without them. After my family, it’s the fans that most inspire me to keep pursuing my dreams. It’s great.”
Advice for youngsters
"To keep enjoying everything they do. Nothing is impossible. Keep fighting for your dreams.”
"To keep improving as a footballer and person. Everything will come, so I don’t set goals. Just to keep learning and improving.”
"That would be Víctor Valdés, Puyol, Xavi or Iniesta, Messi and Cristiano".
"Eric García. We have grown up together from young. We’ve played together and he helped me get better. We was very hard to dribble past, and we’ve been ‘at war’ since we were kids. We’ve played together for Spain too, we were always dreaming as kids.”
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