Barcelona boss happy with Thiago progress

The youngster impressed in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey victory over Ceuta this week.

“He can still grow so much more,” said Guardiola. “I want to congratulate him for the way he played. He is a daring player and has the capability of unbalancing any opposition with his great natural talent.

“He is young, quick and confident. He has no fear and I knew him in La Tercera and he did the same things. He lacks a couple of things to be the finished article and I have no doubt that he will go on to be just that.”