Jean-Clair Todibo, in a training session of Barça | FCB


Todibo: "I stole some balls from Leo Messi"

Published:23/01/2020 - 13:13h

Updated:23/01/2020 - 13:13h

Jean-Clair Todibo plays, today, on loan at Schalke 04 of the German Bundesliga. Recently, he has granted an interview in which he talked about Leo Messi, among other topics

Tickets for FC Barcelona matches

It does hardly some days, the FC Barcelona announced the agreement to the that arrived with the Schalke 04: the cession of Jean-Clair Todibo​ to the German group until final of season and the option of purchase that will have the germanos to do in property with him, by value of 25 million euros. Besides, the culés ensured can repurchase to the French by 50 'kilos' in case that like this they wish it.

The defence Frenchman already has played his first minutes with the Schalke and has conceded his first statements, in this case in the the German newspaper 'Bild'. In them, desveló how were the trainings with Leo Messi. "All knew that no could him lesionar. To Messi defended him in the trainings with a lot of care", said, adding that "I learnt a lot beside Messi and even stole him some balloons, with care of no lastimarle".

"To Messi defended him in the trainings with a lot of care"

On his decision to play in the Schalke 04, recognised that it was influenciado by the references of the frank midfield player-Moroccan Amine Harit and of Ivan Rakitic, that played in the group germano before landing to LaLiga. "I spoke with Harit by telephone. So much enthusiasm on the Schalke influenced me. And in Barcelona received information of Ivan Rakitic on the club", commented.

Todibo Also desveló how goes him the adaptation to German earths, recognising that it speaks little German but that understands in French with some mates. "I speak French with Harit and company, Spanish with Omar Mascarell and English with the other. And also I can speak some sentences in German, since my family has German ​​ancestors", explained.

The ex Barcelona desveló that his idol of infancy is Andrea Pirlo. "Deal to learn something of all the big defences of the moment, the best of all. But my big idol is Andrea Pirlo, loved it of boy. As it played with the 21 and the birthday of my mother is on 21 June, have chosen this number like dorsal", manifested.

The Barça and Todibo

The FC Barcelona fichó to Todibo in January of 2019 in return of one million euros and could sell it next summer by a total of 25, what would be a profitable business to economic level. Nevertheless, the culés also risk to lose to a central with a lot of future, although they could rectify and repurchase it again by 50.

Next match of FC Barcelona

La Liga | Jornada 26
Real Madrid
FC Barcelona

Real Madrid - FC Barcelona

Sunday, 1 of March of 2020 21:00h
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Related Content
Today highlights

Most read