Leo Messi has inspired an entire generation of talented young soccer players and adidas Soccer releases the first episode of ‘BACKED BY MESSI,’ featuring ten stars of the future in countries across the world. Team Messi is a global fan movement founded by adidas Soccer to celebrate Messi and his standing as the greatest soccer player to ever grace this planet. As part of the ‘BACKED BY MESSI’ campaign, these players will update the world on their progress by filming their own content for a series of episodes on the adidas Football YouTube channel.  Follow their story each month this season. #BeTheDifference

In this first episode, we see the players show off their skills in their new #Messi15 boots and they share their dreams for the season ahead and the achievements that they are most proud of. We also hear from Messi on how he approaches the start of each season and how he still strives for even more success year after year.

As a reminder, the ten players recruited to Team Messi are:

  • Robert Kenedy (Chelsea FC, Brazilian)
  • Maxwell Cornet (Lyon, French)
  • Jeremie Boga (Rennes [on loan from Chelsea FC], French)
  • Accursio Bentivegna (Como [on loan from Palermo], Italian)
  • James Wilson (Manchester United, English)
  • Timo Werner (VFB Stuttgart, German)
  • Aleksey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russian)
  •  Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy, American)
  • Marcos Lopes (AS Monaco FC, Portuguese)
  • Khiry Shelton (New York City FC, American)

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