The canterano was overshadowed Wednesday by Messi, whom he considered "unreachable".
If someone had told Cristian Tello two years ago, when he preferred to play for Barça to have affiliate ad in Espanyol's first team, the day that Leo Messi became the first player in 32 years to score five goals in a match in the Champions League he was to score two and rub the hat trick, may not have believed it.
But on Wednesday, in his debut in the continental showpiece, Tello did. He entered the game 53 minutes later and ten had scored those two goals.
Still card subsidiary, Tello feels so comfortable in the first team that has managed to score six goals in nine games played, one more than it takes in the subsidiary, but with a difference with those of Eusebio has played seven more games.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the Camp Nou on Wednesday will give you a standing ovation. "That the hobby is well with you is very special. It's a dream," he admitted after the game where he could get his first hat-trick with the Barça shirt.
"It was a pity he could not, but I'm happy for the two goals," he said. It seems that not be the last goal of a player who is destined to be one of the leaders Barça in the future and, like many, has one thing clear: "Messi is on another level." (via MD)