The FC Barcelona player Ansu Fati has ensured that wearing the number ’10’ inherited from Leo Messi is not a “pressure” but a “motivation” and has added that he must make his way without comparing himself to a Messi whom no one can match, and he has assured that he has to improve in everything.

“I am very grateful to the club so that, together with the captains, they have trusted me. For me the number ’10’ is not any pressure because nobody is going to match what Leo has done. I have to continue on my way,” he said on the wheel. press.

Ansu Fati, blaugrana until 2027, celebrated the renewal and did so in a ceremony in which he claimed to be “very calm.” “I feel very loved, it is what I value the most, and for me it is not a pressure but a motivation to want to get up every day to improve and that is what I do,” he reiterated.

“Thanks to the ‘president’ for trusting me and giving him the opportunity to stay here for a few more years, it has always been my dream to play and succeed here. I will work harder every day to try to improve as a person and as a player to give the club what he needs from me, “said the forward.

In addition, he described being able to renew and being able to see himself in a video, prepared by the club for this occasion, as a “dream”, in which he was compared with Xavi, Messi, Iniesta or Puyol. “I have not done anything yet and I have to continue working to mark my path and hopefully one day I can do the race that they did,” he acknowledged.


The footballer revealed that he had offers from other clubs but that his first option was and is Barça. “From the first day I told Jorge Mendes that my first option was to stay at Barça, he understood it perfectly and we have been able to reach an agreement. Yes, it may be that I have had offers from abroad but my illusion and first option has always been to succeed here, “he said.

“I have a lot of room for improvement, especially to listen to the people of the club who want to help you. I would like to improve in everything, for me I have not done anything yet, I am starting my career and I have to strengthen what I have even more. I will achieve that with daily work, “he commented, about his immediate goal after achieving the renovation.

In addition, on the knee injury that had him a year without playing, he assured that it is forgotten. “I never had the doubt that I was going to play again. Years ago I happened something similar and that helped me to value everything. Time heals everything, I was very motivated to play again and I knew I was going to get it,” he said. “The knee is something that I have already forgotten,” he deepened.


Facing the Clásico on Sunday at the Camp Nou, he assured that playing against Real Madrid “is always a motivation.” “Madrid is our great rival and we must always be prepared for the big games. I am very calm because I know that the team is going to give everything to achieve victory,” he predicted.

“I trust the team, it is true that we have to improve but we are going to go out to compete, as always. In a Classic there are no favorites, we play at home which is a factor in favor and we are going to get the victory,” he said.

The Spanish-Guinean forward has renewed his contract with FC Barcelona until June 30, 2027, five more years than he had, and with a termination clause of 1,000 million euros.