Throwback: A young Lionel Messi gives first-ever interview at Newell’s
Messi has arguably become the greatest player in the history of football, but he came from humble beginnings at his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys.
The official Newell’s English Twitter page has unearthed some brilliant videos of a young Messi over the years, and their latest video is no exception – what may well be Messi’s first-ever interview.
Already wearing that famous No.10 shirt, Messi scored two goals in the Newell’s youth ranks and dedicates them to “my father, my uncle and all my family.”
The Argentinian is now playing under a fellow Newell’s academy graduate, Mauricio Pochettino, at PSG. The coach famously developed his game under Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, who had such an impact at the Rosario club that they named the stadium after him.
🎙️🐐 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙂𝙊𝘼𝙏
— Newell's Old Boys – English (@Newells_en) November 5, 2021