Lamine, report for precocity: “It's a dream to play at 16 years old” | Euro Cup Germany 2024 | EUROtoday

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It might be troublesome to erase from the reminiscence of the Spanish followers on June 15, 2024: La Roja beat Luka Modric's Croatia (3-0) and Lamine Yamal performed 86 minutes. Spain's triumph was memorable, however the presence of Barcelona's pearl was rather more memorable: at 16 years and 338 days outdated he turned the youngest footballer to play a match within the Euro Cup. Left behind was the report of Kacper Kozlowski (Poland, 17 years and 246 days), adopted within the desk by Jude Bellingham (England, 17 years and 349 days), Jetro Willems (Netherlands, 18 years and 71 days) and Vincenzo Scifo ( Belgium, 18 years and 115 days). “This is a dream, to play in the Euro Cup and to be able to do it at this age,” commented Lamine, who, as if that weren’t sufficient, recorded an help for Carvajal on his report of marks. “It continues to break records, but we have to be cautious. The same one that we have to have with the national team. That is the way, prudence,” stated Luis de la Fuente.

Lamine went from a private report to a shared report. Never earlier than has such a giant age distinction been seen between two footballers in a European Championship: Modric-Yamal (21 years and 307 days). “Very happy for the win. We have gone out to give everything and these three points mark the group stage. The team is very confident, now going for Italy. We continue as before this victory, with the same confidence,” added Lamine. La Roja's pleasure was not clouded by concern for Morata. “I knew Fabi was going to see that pass. Then he scored a great goal,” stated the ahead, who went from pleasure to alarm: he left the sector with discomfort. “Nothing, it was a strong blow, he was straining his muscle and the best thing was to get out. Ready to play against Italy,” Morata reassured the Spanish followers.

“The first thing, thank the people, it is very noticeable that the Spanish support us. It was important to start like this. I have seen the team doing well, we have put pressure on a great team like Croatia. Now, for the second game. Thanks to the Federation for everything they have worked for,” stated Morata, the primary Spaniard to attain in three Euro Cups. The ninth will be capable of play towards Italy, additionally Rodri. “I was tired. He had a cramp. Nothing important,” explained the coach.

Tranquility with Lamine, also with Morata and Rodri, and joy for the game. “We played a very complete game. We were forceful and punchy and when we had to defend, we did so against a team of the best in the world,” analyzed De la Fuente.

Carvajal, however, asked for more forcefulness at the back, after La Roja received 16 shots (five on goal). “We do our job, although we have conceded more than we have to if we want to go far,” stressed the Madrid defender. And Fabián, MVP of the game, closed: “We haven't done anything, we have only won one game. Step by step and we'll see.” Spain, from Lamine's report to prudence.

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