La Liga 2016/17: Andres Iniesta sends Whatsapp message to congratulate Denis Suarez after Sevilla game
All eyes were on Denis Suarez as he was included from the start for Barcelona against Sevilla. The development of the 22-year-old has been rather quick and surprising to many, for fans of Barcelona and neutrals.
The youngster had a good game against Sevilla and was singled out for praise by Barcelona manager Luis Enrique in his post-match interview, "I'd like to highlight Denis Suarez. Every time he's had a chance he's taken advantage by performing well.”
"It's difficult to perform when you're not starting regularly, but Denis is managing to do that. With that attitude, when you see what he's doing, you have to congratulate him and hold him up as an example of what a good professional is."
Suarez had been used as a substitute against Leganes, Sporting Gijon, Celta Vigo, Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia before starting against Granada and Sevilla. Although he is yet to start in the Champions League, there is a lot expected of the youngster who now wears Xavi’s iconic number 6 shirt.
His statistics certainly prove that if given time, he could replace Iniesta in Barcelona’s midfield in the long term, if not already Xavi’s heir apparent.
What was perhaps the icing on the cake was Iniesta’s Whatsapp message, which he sent to Denis Suarez, “At the end of the game against Sevilla [Iniesta] sent me a Whatsapp message to congratulate me,” Suarez explained.
Denis Suarez vs Sevilla (Away) 16-17 HD (6/11/2016) - YouTube https://t.co/ZnICTyYXQe— Jerry (@leetlmonster) 7 November 2016
Denis Suarez vs Sevilla— Barça Lens (@BarcaLens) 6 November 2016
45 passes, 40 successful
5 dribbles, 3 won
5 ball recoveries
6 tackles, 4 won