He had a poster of Leo in his room when he was young
Alen Halilovic, Blaugrana player on loan in Sporting gave an interview in a form of a Q&A to LFP in which his admiration for Barça, and especially for Leo Messi, dates back to a long time:
- What posters did you have in your room?
The one of Leo Messi.
- Which shirt you wore do you keep most preciously?
The one of my debut in the Champion's League against PSG (when he was playing in Dinamo Zagreb, in the 2012/13 season).
-Which opponent's shirt do you keep?
Leo Messi's one with Argentina (Croatia and Argentina faced each other in a friendly, on November the 12nd 2014, and Halilovic played 45 minutes).
- Which player would you like to play with?
With Pirlo: he knows how to play football and he has a spectacular passing.
- What is your main strength as a player?
- One aspect of your game to improve?
- What is what you like the most in your club?
People are very good and they're always with me.
- Who is the most talented in your team?
Bernat, and I don't say so because we're best friends.
- A dream to realise
To win something with Croatia, whatever it is, but to win it.