De Jong: I’ve been watching Messi since I was a kid; it’s fun to train with him

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong reveals that he has watched Lionel Messi’s matches since he was a child and he enjoys working with him very much.

“I’ve been watching Messi since I was a kid and it’s always special to play against him,” De Jong said, “Sometimes he takes on the characteristics of a troublemaker… But I really enjoy it because it is fun for me to train with him.

“In terms of the minutes I’ve got so far and the team integration, I’m very pleased. I hope we can get a good result this season. We could have started better. We should have been more dominant.