The Spanish star of Leipzig recalls a memory of when he was reluctant to take a picture with Messi when he was a child
, current star ofRB Leipzig
has spent 7 years of his youth career in La Masia,FC Barcelona
’s academy before joining Dinamo Zagreb. The Spainiard who is now an international player recalls a memory of his meeting with Lionel Messi.
He says that he was forced to take a picture with the legendary player but in fact he was refusing to do so.
“One time, before I even joined La Masia, I accompanied my father while he was managing a game at Castelldefels,”
Olmo said during an interview forThe Players Tribune
“I was eight years old. I was playing happily by myself with a ball, when someone — I think it was a friend of my dad’s — came over and told me, ‘Hey, Dani, come here! You’re not going to believe this. You’re going to have your picture taken with Lionel Messi!’
“Apparently, Messi had a friend playing in the Castelldefels game and had come down to see him. Wow, Messi, right? In Castelldefels? What kid wouldn’t want their picture with him?
“Well, me! I was like, ‘No, thanks. I’m good. I want to keep playing! It’s just a picture, right?’
“But, against my will, they stuck me next to Messi and took the picture. I didn’t even say anything to him. I just waited for the click and then I went back to my ball, like I was doing him a favour."