Messi Names Pulisic, Mount as two of his 15 ‘Youth on the Rise’ Players

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has named Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount two of his 15 ‘Youth on the Rise’ players as part of a collaboration with Topps trading cards.

In the release of a new trading card set, the six-time Ballon D’or winner selected 15 ‘Youth on the Rise’ players from around the world to be featured in the pack and provided reasoning for each of his choices.

‘He has great balance and agility,” Messi said about Pulisic.

As for Mount, Messi had high praise.

‘Having watched him play he has the potential to be one of the best,’ he said.