To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Barcelona midfielder Gavi admits his mum doesn't watch his games anymore

Jack Kenmare

Published 
| Last updated 

Barcelona midfielder Gavi admits his mum doesn't watch his games anymore

Barcelona midfielder Gavi has explained why his mum "doesn't even watch the matches anymore" as he prepares for Saturday's much-anticipated El Clasico.

The 19-year-old has been a revelation for the Catalan giants since being thrust into the first-team by Ronald Koeman, just 24 days after his 17th birthday.

He would soon go on to become Spain's youngest ever player when he started against Italy in their Nations League semi-final clash at 17 years and 62 days old.

Gavi, who is known for his fearless and committed nature, has taken every challenge in his stride.

Advert

In fact, some believe he can go a little too far when it comes to putting his head where other players fear to put their leg. Remember that incident against Athletic Bilbao last season?

As a result of his tenacious and, at times, risky style of play, Gavi's mum tends to avoid the games because she "gets scared a lot".

Speaking to DAZN via SPORT ahead of Saturday's clash against Real Madrid, he explained: “My mum doesn’t even watch the matches anymore, the truth is that she gets scared a lot.

Advert

“She always says to me before going to the match: ‘Be careful, don’t get into any fights.’ I always try to calm her down and keep her as calm as possible.”

Gavi also opened up about upcoming opponents Real Madrid and in particular Jude Bellingham, who has flourished at Los Blancos after arriving from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

“I already knew Bellingham from his time at Dortmund and he’s showing his level at Madrid, but they also have many complete players and we don’t focus on one, but on the entire team”, he said via Diario AS.

“I quite like Tchouameni as a player. He seems like a top footballer. I really like him as a player.”

Advert

Loading…

Gavi has made 14 appearances in all competitions for club and country this season. He will be hoping Barca can leapfrog Real Madrid in La Liga with a win this weekend.

SPORTbible are on WhatsApp! We've launched a dedicated news channel to send you the latest news, features and plenty more directly on WhatsApp and all you need to do to sign up is click through to our one-way broadcast channel here for 'SPORTbible News' to appear in the 'Updates' tab on your WhatsApp.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - Instagram/pablogavi

Topics: Gavi, Barcelona, La Liga, Real Madrid, Spain

Jack Kenmare
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Nottingham Forest send out Mark Clattenburg to explain why owner is 'upset' with late decision vs Liverpool

9 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Jeremy Clarkson's gridwalk interview with Martin Brundle before Bahrain GP has got F1 fans talking

14 hours ago