Luis Enrique: the man who spots the next Spanish superstars
Jthe future of spanish national team looks bright following the emergence of young players such as Pedri, Gavi, Yeremi Pino and Ferran Torreswho all received their first convocation under Luis Enrique.
Gavi became the youngest player to debut for La Roja at the age of 17 years and 62 days in a match against Italy in October 2021.
“It’s not normal for him to play like that” Luis Enrique said after the game.
“He is a player with personality, with enviable physical qualities, with our style of play.”
Gavi has now established itself in Barcelonaafter scoring two goals in 21 games in LaLiga Santander this season.
European Championship and Olympic Games at 18
Meanwhile, despite playing top-flight football for just two seasons, Pedri has become an essential member of both Spain and Barcelonabegins XI.
In fact, he participated in both the 2020 European Championship, as well as the Olympic Games, in the same summer.
“It’s the way he understands the game, how he moves between the lines, how he moves behind defensive midfielders,” Xavi Hernandez said after Barcelona4-0 victory for Athletic Club last Sunday.
“He reminds me a lot Andres Iniesta. He is wonderful. I haven’t seen a lot of talent like that.”
Four goals against Espanyol
Yeremi Pinowho made his debut for Spain in the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Italy, was the player who stood out Villarreal5-1 win against Espanyol on Sunday. The 19-year-old winger netted a perfect hat-trick before scoring his fourth goal in the space of 52 minutes for the yellow submarine.
Ferran: Barcelona’s new star
The 21-year-old striker joined the Blaugrana from Manchester City in January and has already shown glimpses of his talent, despite lacking the finishing touches in recent games.
xavier gave him his trust, as Ferran has been an undisputed starter since arriving in Catalonia.