Sockless Mina looks to learn from Barcelona teammates

Meeting Messi gave me goosebumps, says Barca new signing

Barcelona's new signing, Yerry Mina has revealed how he felt after meeting Lionel Messi for the first time.

A few days after signing Philippe Coutinho to boost its attack, Barcelona strengthened its defence by adding young Colombian worldwide Yerry Mina, a solid defender who is a threat on set-pieces and is known for his slick dance moves during goal celebrations.

Mina was paraded in front of the Barça fans on Saturday after joining the LaLiga giants on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Brazilian club Palmeiras. "I'm going to work to bring somethings to the best players in the world". "The first impression I got of him was one of humility", Mina was quoted as saying by FourFourtTwo.

The defender also explained why he stepped onto to the Camp Nou barefoot during his presentation.

"There is a verse in life that says that the soles of your feet will touch the land that you want to conquer", Mina said. To contribute to the team and learn from my team-mates. "I've always followed great full-backs and great central defenders, like those here, such as [Gerard] Pique, [Javier] Mascherano, [Samuel] Umtiti and [Thomas] Vermaelen".

"I was given the opportunity to come now and I did not think twice".

"I've always enjoyed Barcelona's style", Mina said. With the work that we will all do, I will fight to be at the World Cup. "I have to do things well and fit well in the group".

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