WATCH: Justin Bieber returns to Barcelona, but has he improved as a footballer?

Justin Bieber is (sort of) famously a bit of a football fan; a quick Google search will reveal the young singer clad in the colours of numerous football teams, including those of Barcelona.

The singer recently returned as a guest to the Spanish champions’ training facilities, and the Catalan club used the opportunity to compare and contrast his visit in 2011 with 2016.

Is he any better? See for yourself.

Bieber’s definitely added composure to his game, and his finishing is far more accomplished than it used to be.

But we think there’s something of Bojan Krkic about the 2011 Bieber, which the 2016 version is missing.

Good news then, Justin: a career at Stoke City beckons.


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