Dest is happy because of leading new wave of Barcelona stars

Tue 10 November 2020 | 18:04

Sergino Dest said that he is happy because he is being part of the next generation of stars at Barcelona


who has a bright future ahead of his in


is expected to be a key figure at Camp Nou moving forward.

This 20-year-old player has shown good performance since joining Barcelona from


. He has played four matches so far including El Clasico against

Real Madrid

last month.

He is part of a talented group of youngsters at Camp Nou, which also includes teenage stars



Ansu Fati


Dest claims that he is looking forward to growing at Barsa with his talented young team-mates.

"It's really nice to be part of that generation," Dest told. "I think it's also good to play with a couple of young players so that they can adjust to the level.

"That way, [Barca] already have players for the future. I think it's really smart that Barca does that right now and gives us the chance to improve quicker."

Dest has shown his flexibility so far by playing in left-back and right-back under

Ronald Koeman

this season.

Although he admitted that he is eager to play on right-back but he is happy to play anywhere his manager puts him on the pitch.

"Left or right-back, for me it doesn't matter," Dest said. "I play where the coach needs me. If I have to play left wing, I play left wing. It doesn't matter – I just want to play, but to be honest, I think I am more comfortable on the right side."

Dest is adjusting quickly to Barcelona but has admitted it's still hard to avoid being star-struck when he looks around during games and at training.

"I am always going out with my own quality and trying to play with that. Sometimes, when I look at [my team-mates] on the pitch I'm like, 'Wow, a couple of years ago I watched you guys on TV.' 

"Now I play with the best player in the world (Lionel Messi). That's amazing!"

On training with Messi, Dest added: "Yeah, he is really, really good. He has some unbelievable moments, just a joy to watch."

source: SportMob