Leo Messi's reaction after his debut for the first team in 2004

Messi, en un entrenament de la temporada 2004/05. FOTO: ARXIU FCB.
Interviews with a 17-year-old Leo Messi and his manager Frank Rijkaard after the Argentine made his debut for the team on October 16 in 2004

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a dream come true,” said Leo Messi after making his debut for the first team in an official match. It was October 16, 2004, in Montjuïc. Barça had defeated Espanyol 0-1, and Frank Rijkaard said that he had subbed in the Argentine because of his “quality and to give Deco a rest.”