“I see all the [Barça] games, even repeats, to try to copy, to see what he does on the pitch. Above all, I watch how he positions himself, how he has that vision… after, to repeat what he does is impossible,” claimed Alena.
Alena has recently come through the youth system at the Catalan club and also outlined some of the potential stars coming through the ranks:
“There are a lot of strong players. Vitinho is super special, De Galarreta… we have signed really well. Also the players from the Juvenil are pushing, Bernabé, Collado… and, of course, there’s the little Xavi Simons,” said Alena to ?SPORT.
The first player that came to Alena’s mind, Vitinho, is a 19-year-old attacking midfielder, whom Barca have on loan from Palmeiras for the season, with the option to buy. The youngster is an attacking midfielder who has played at every youth level for Brazil and is seen as the future replacement for Neymar.
Xavi Simons is another stand out name on that list, most notably because he’s just 13-years-old. The little Dutch winger is