A Barcelona youngster showed great spirit to pick himself up from a penalty miss
Barcelona have a brilliant youth system which has produced some fantastic players over the years, and this video shows that there is a great spirit bred into the players at such a young age.
The clip shows a young player no older than 10 or 11 step forward to take a penalty for his side. Unfortunately the penalty goes wide of the goal, and the young player is distraught. He is left in tears, but his teammates are their to comfort him.
It's great to see at that level how much it means to the player and the team. In this day and age many players get accused of not caring about the game, and only being in it for the money. Obviously there is little monetary incentive at the level and it should be an honour to play for Barcelona. It is still pleasing to see such ethic, and spirit at that age.
What is even more pleasing is that the same player who missed the penalty, picks himself up and goes on to score two goals for his side. A brilliant way to recover, and regardless of his skills, football clearly means the world to the young boy. He has a good head on his shoulders, and that could take him far.
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