Barcelona’s Rafinha wishes Brazil all the luck in the world and praises Spain following exit
Barcelona and Brazil youth team international Rafinha has praised Spain and also wished Brazil all the luck in the world.
The 21-year-old could have represented Spain or Brazil but choose the latter and has played for Brazil’s under-20 side recently.
Inside Spainish Football quoted the Barcelona ace as he discussed the World Cup, on La Roja he said: “The team has made history, it’s been the best generation in the World, and has credit not only now, but for 30 years.
“For any player, it would be a dream to accomplish what they have achieved. The joys they have given an entire country are priceless.
“I’m also interested in my fellow Barca team mates doing well, but obviously, being from Brazil and the tournament being there, I hope that Brazil have all the luck in the World.
“The best teams in the World are in the World Cup, and therefore the level is very high. Each match is difficult to win, regardless of the opposition.”
Rafinha spent last season on loan at Celta Vigo under the management of Luis Enrique, the new Barcelona manager.
Enrique helped get the best out of the young midfielder and the Brazilian hopes to get given more opportunities next season.
He added: “Luis Enrique is demanding, and more. That’s why he is where he is. I hope to learn and have the opportunity to play as many minutes as possible.”