The new boy Martin Braithwaite from Barcelona jokes that he “won’t wash the shirt” after a hug with Lionel Messi after his assist for legend at the Nou Camp
- Martin Braithwaite made his debut for Barcelona in their 5-0 win over Eibar
- The former Middlesbrough attacker provided a cross for Lionel Messi to score
- Messi embraced him and Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his shirt
The new striker Martin Braithwaite from Barcelona joked that he will not wash his debut shirt after embracing Lionel Messi during the 5-0 win over Eibar.
The former Middlesbrough attacker joked at reporters when he left Camp Nou: “I will not wash the shirt after the hug with Messi.”
Braithwaite arrived at minute 72 and cut his first cross to Camp Nou nervous murmur.
Martin Braithwaite joked that he will not wash his Barcelona debut shirt after cuddling Lionel Messi
But the Danish striker who signed with Leganes this week when Barça paid for his release clause soon showed his class.
His next contribution was to run left and cross for Messi to score the fourth goal of the afternoon.
Messi immediately ran to embrace Braithwaite and it was soon Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo who also celebrated with the new signing after his shot was only half saved and ran to the Brazilian to score.
“Braithwaite has done much more than we expected,” said Barcelona coach Quique Setien.
Braithwaite arrived at minute 72 and cut off his first cross before finally attracting attention
“He is an extraordinary signature. He will adjust to what we need. We have seen several things about him today, apart from his part in two goals. He will help us a lot. “
Braithwaite cannot play in the midweek because he is not registered to play in the Champions League.
But the 28-year-old attacker, who was allowed to sign Barcelona because Ousmane Dembele has an injury that keeps him out for six weeks, may well play a role in Clasico next weekend.