Barca B wonderkid Ilaix Moriba looks forward to playing alongside 'older brother' Ansu Fati

Barca B wonderkid Ilaix Moriba looks forward to playing alongside 'older brother' Ansu Fati
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  • Moriba reveals Ansu advised him to keep calm and wait for his chance.
  • He recalls how they played together in the UEFA Youth League last term.
  • Ilaix has made eight appearances for Barca B and scored his first goal for the reserves this weekend.

Ilaix Moriba is now the second-youngest player to have scored for Barcelona B. The 17-year-old entered the pitch in the 65th minute and his strike completed the team's comeback against Llagostera.

After the game, he opened up on his first-team chances and his dream to play alongside Ansu Fati.

Mundo Deportivo quote the youngster as saying: "Ansu is like my older brother in football. He gives me advice and I listen. I am always talking with Ansu. He tells me to be calm, that it will come to me."

Ilaix added: "I tell him that I want to play with him, as we did in the youth team last year in the UEFA Youth League because we understand each other very well. Hopefully, soon I can be training with him and playing as we did before."

Moriba is one of the hottest prospects at La Masia. The midfielder is a part of the U19 squad but gets called up to Barca B quite often. The clash against Llagostera has been his eighth appearance this season.

As for Ansu Fati, he made his first-team debut at the start of the current campaign. So far this term, the 17-year-old has scored five goals in 24 games.

Source: Mundo Deportivo