Barcelona’s emergency signing Martin Braithwaite joked he “won’t wash my clothes after I hugged Lionel Messi” after setting up one of the Argentina legend’s four goals in a thumping win over Eibar.
Barca were given special dispensation to sign former Middlesbough man Braithwaite this week, and he came off the bench to play a part in late goals for Messi and Arthur that put the pressure back on title rivals Real Madrid.
“Messi congratulated me, he’s a great guy and tried to make me feel comfortable on the pitch by passing to me often,” Braithwaite, 28, said.
“I’m very happy to have given my first assist to Leo.”
Source: News update