Columbian defender Yerry Mina could be on his way out of Barcelona and to Everton but has narrated how he lost money to Lionel Messi
Yerry Mina, purchased just 6 months ago from Palmeiras, hardly played last season and when he did come on, it didn’t usually end well.
The defender was a revelation at the World Cup, however, scoring 3 goals and helping his country to the Second Round before being knocked out by Semi-Finalists, England.
This had led to many thinking he could force his way into the Barcelona team, but with the purchase of Lenglet, it seems unlikely that the defender will get a look in.
He, however, gave off some anecdotes and narrated how he lost money to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez after making bets with them in training.
Speaking to Bocas Magazine, he said; “When I arrived, to create a good atmosphere I started to bet with Messi and Suarez to see who took the best free-kicks in training,” he said, “I did it just to watch them.
“Before I knew it they were taking 50 euros a day off me. And I was like, ‘What, I’m paying for these guys to go shopping!’ But the truth is those monsters put the ball wherever they want it.
“They are fantastic people and they are wizards.”
Yerry Mina did admit that it felt like things were not going his way.
“I thought a lot of things, a lot of bad things,” he went on. “I thought I was finished.
“I felt so bad and [Philippe] Coutinho and Paulinho tried to encourage me all the time and told me that everything would be fine.
“For me, I understand that there are spectacular players [at centre-back] but I just wanted to have a minute to impress and it didn’t happen.
The few minutes I did get, they were bad … it felt at times like everything was going wrong and coming down.
“I felt like I couldn’t do anything right, such as even giving a pass in training.”