Gavi and Pedri are the latest winners of the international individual trophies that accredit the best young footballers in the worls. Few days ago the worls saw the two gems performing for the Spanish team at the World Cup in Qatar. Now, the midfielders of FC Barcelona they are seducing the legends of this sport. One of them is Lothar Matthäus, captain of the Germany team that won the 1990 World Cup. In a recent statements to ‘Marca’ he assured that Barça’s talents “are going to lead this new generation”.
The 1990 Ballon d’Or winner, who is now 61 years old, applauded the Spanish coach Luis Enrique. Lothar Matthäus thinks Lucho “is giving a lot of confidence” to Pedri and Gavi. “It is essential for them”. Furthermore, he stressed that “la Roja always brings out new values”.
Germany vs Spain Tomorrow
The Spain-Germany game tomorrow threatens to knock the German team out of the World Cup if they do not win that match. Lothar Matthäus was questioned if his team is longing for the Real Madrid player Toni Kroos, an argument that he flatly rejected because, among other things, he cited a footballer who is on Barça’s agenda to reinforce his midfield. “We have Gündogan, Kimmich, Musiala… Kroos made the difference, and he continues to do so with Real Madrid. He is a fantastic player, but he decided to leave the national team a few years ago and we have to respect that. We also have a great team and in his position we have the captain of City, Gündogan; We have two Bayern stars, Kimmich and Goretzka…”.
Matthäus then reminded FC Barcelona when asked about the English midfielder Jude Bellingham. “He’s going to leave Borussia shortly, towards Real Madrid or a Premier League team, which is where there is money” and he finished: “If you don’t have money, the only one who can sign is Barça, who doesn’t have a euro, but signed Lewandowski”. (Hey, Lothar, maybe read this if you want to know where the money comes from)
“Musiala can be the next Messi”
Finally, Matthaus stressed that, in his opinion, the German Jamal Musiala “could be the next Messi”. “Watch out for him. He’s an excellent player, and I’m not saying it now, that he’s succeeding at Bayern. He’s a boy who is 100% focused on football. He doesn’t get distracted. He’s very professional, very intelligent, passionate about the game I’m a big fan of him since a few years ago when I first saw him”.