Lots of young players who had earned the nickname of The Next Lionel Messi, including one of them Bojan Krkic. Unfortunately most of them, including the Serbian player finally failed.
When just starting his career in football, Bojan does have a story that is relatively similar to Messi. The 29-year-old figure began his career at Barcelona’s La Masia Academy, then broke into a senior squad at a very young age.
In fact, when he was just 17 years and 53 days old, Bojan Krkic had scored his first goal for Barcelona. That fact makes Bojan could hold the record as the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Catalan giants.
In total in his first season with Barcelona, the Serbian player scored 10 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions. Indeed the note was impressive, but after that the score kept decreasing.
In the end, since 2011 Barcelona began to release him, initially he was on loan to AS Roma. After that, Bojan never really returned to Camp Nou and played again for one season for Barcelona.
Bojan was then poor across the gridiron, playing for AC Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, Stoke City, Mainz, Deportivo Alavez. Whereas at present, the 29-year-old figure plays for the United States club, Montreal Impact.
With a trip like that, the public considers Bojan has failed, especially seeing his nickname as the New Messi. But on the contrary, the player actually feels that he is quite successful.
“I feel successful. I don’t know how many can score 40 goals in the Barcelona first team and they have played four seasons there,”
“I have a lot of good matches, while other players don’t. I always say that I am very happy with the four years that I spent in Barcelona, ”Bojan Krkic told El Pais quoted from Marca.
For Bojan, playing for Barcelona is a very rare opportunity, not a few players who can achieve that experience.
“I think big and I play for a big team. I play with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, “he said.