Sergi Busquets Officially Named Barca Captain, Makes First Speech Thanking Messi

As the new squad captain, Sergio Busquets addressed the fans at the Johan Cruyff stadium ahead of the Joan Gamper Trophy match.

“It is a pride to be the captain of Barcelona, the greatest club in the world. I have had great examples in Carles Puyol, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi,” Busquets said.

“Thank you Leo for taking Barca to the highest level… Eternal thanks Leo.”

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Barca’s captains for the 2021-22 season will be Busquets, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, and Jordi Alba, forming a Spanish quartet.

On Sergi Busquet’s part, he becomes the first Barcelona captain since Andres Iniesta in 2018. The midfielder oversaw his regime begin well with a 3-0 win against Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy game on Sunday night.

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