- Lionel Messi had a new teammate signed by his club as Martin Brathwiate made his debut for Barcelona
- The Danish striker revealed he his happy to be playing alongside Messi after making his debut against Eibar
- Braithwaite was signed from Leganes following injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele
Not many players have had the opportunity of playing alongside Lionel Messi but new signing Martin Braithwaite is still relishing his debut alongside the Argentine icon.
The Danish international made an impression when Barcelona spanked Eibar in a match dominated by Messi's brilliance.
Artur Melo got to the end of a rebound from Braithwaite's shot which was saved by Eibar's goalkeeper before it was dispatched by the Brazilian midfielder.
But the 28-year-old who was signed on a short notice earlier last week admitted that it was a great honor playing for Braca and becoming teammates with Messi.
"I will not wash my clothes after receiving Messi's hugs," he stated.
"I admit that I didn't think I would be playing for Barcelona a week ago.
"He congratulated me afterwards. He looks like a great man and he wanted to make me feel at ease. He looked for me with the ball after I came on.
"As a child, I watched players make their debut for this club on TV. I thought about how special these moments are. To suddenly be here with this reception from the fans, it has been spectacular."
Braithwaite previously played for French side Toulouse before moving to English Championship side Middlesbrough.
But the forward was loaned back to France to play with Bordeaux, then Leganes in Spain as he secured a permanent deal with the La Liga outfit.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi's four goals against Eibar made him the first player in history to be involved in 1000 goals for club and country.
The 32-year-old scored three goals in 20 minutes as Barcelona tore apart their opponents in the front of their home fans at the Camp Nou.
Messi who failed to find the back of the net in four matches scored four goals in the 5-0 demolition of Jose Luis Mendilibar's men.
Legit.ng also reported that Floyd Mayweather will clock 43 on Monday, 23 February, 2020, and the party has already begun after the undefeated boxer threw a bash.
The former five-division weight champion partied with friends in a nightclub as fake dollar notes were sprayed on girls dancing.
Celebrities like Snoop Dog and French Montana were in attendance in the party held at the glitzy Hollywood nightclub Boulevard3.
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