09/03/2021 at 11:27 PM CEST
Luis de la Fuente, the Spanish Under-21 coach, praised the level shown by his attacking players in the resounding 4-1 victory against Russia, in the first qualifying match for the European of the category to be played in 2023, highlighting that the team has “great potential in the last third of the field“which helps to” unblock matches “.
“It is one of our virtues. We have many, but then that type of footballer has to be given that type of play. We also have footballers who serve the ball very well played from behind. We have a great power in the last third of the field and they can make a difference. In the football of such equality that there is now, we trust that this type of footballers will give this level to unblock the games & rdquor ;, he said at a press conference.
Luis de la Fuente analyzed the level of the extremes that the under-21s face and have, with special mention to a Yeremy Pino who scored two goals and handed out two assists.
“I would highlight the work of the whole team. They have had exceptional behavior. Give them the credit that they are players who hardly know each other and that shows the great talent and involvement they have. In terms of football, we have those players for whom there is not much of that profile. Versatile band footballers who complement each other beautifully. We are very happy because we are discovering footballers, even if they have been in lower categories& rdquor ;, commented the coach.
One of them, Bryan Gil, left injured, but the Riojan coach reassured him about the state of the Tottenham Hotspur footballer. “Bryan is fine. He has finished very tired, he is a player who is all waste and generosity in addition to the talent he has. It was a very difficult day, very hot and you just noticed it. Thank God he has no problem, we hope he is fully recovered tomorrow and we can count on him for the next game & rdquor ;.
Luis de la Fuente attended the press conference with a broken voice Due to the indications given during the first match in which since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Spanish Under-21 team has had an audience in the stands -2,000 spectators gathered at the Francisco de la Hera de Almendralejo (Badajoz) – .
“I like to participate and be close to the player. Perhaps when there is less public the voice of the coach is heard more. I only have reason to be happy, but also to be demanding and ask them to keep growing and improving. After each game I congratulate them for their effort, but I always tell them that this can be improved and that we can demand more of them because they have great potential; We would do them a disservice if we do not demand more of them. I am happy for them, for the entire team and for the result & rdquor ;, he explained.