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Ansu Fati celebrates his return with a last-minute goal

Sun 26 September 2021 | 17:47

The 18-year-old forward scores for Barcelona in his first match after coming back from a 10-month injury.

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Ansu Fati

ended the last season on bad terms, as he suffered a torn meniscus on his left knee 10 months ago and had been out of action since last November.

This season, however, started off way better for the young player. Today we witnessed Fati’s return to the pitch in Barcelona’s La Liga match against Levante, while he was wearing the No. 10 jersey, which was previously worn by the club’s legend,

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The talented forward came off the bench in the final moments of the game and managed to score his team’s third goal with an accurate and spectacular shot from behind the box in the 91st minute.

After the game, the 18-year-old said things went way better than he expected.

"I did not imagine a return like this. Here you always have to win. I am happy for the victory, we have a lot left. I thank the doctors and physios who have been with me. Also to the fans.”

Fati told Movistar.

"I have thought about helping the team. I have also thought about my family, who have suffered these months. Also for the people of the club. They have been a great support for me in all these months.

"I am one more. I will try to add what I can. I will try to help the coach and be available to help.

"It will depend on how I find myself. I will have to earn the minutes. This is very long, it has just begun. We are Barca and we have to fight for everything.

"For me the No. 10 is not a source of pressure, it is a source of pride. I thank the club and the captains for giving me the opportunity to wear it. It is not pressure, but gratitude.

"We are going to fight for La Liga, for the Champions League and for everything. We have to fight and work for that."


source: SportMob

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