Kriralok Desk: Just a few days ago, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez expressed his admiration for young footballer Lamine Yamal. He said that he wants to see the 16-year-old footballer in the Spain national team. Although Yamal had the possibility of Morocco and Guinea. Although born in Spain, Yamal’s father is a Moroccan citizen and his mother is from Guinea. But Yamal, the son of African parents who grew up in the light of Europe, is determined to play in Spain, where he was born.
Yamal was born on July 13, 2007 in Llobregat, Barcelona. In football Barcelona academy team. Yamal, who emerged from ‘Le Messia’, has made his debut in professional football. He made his La Liga debut at the age of 15 years, 9 months and 16 days against Real Betis last season. No one has made their professional debut in a Catalan jersey at a younger age than Yamal.
Yamal assisted Gavi’s goal against Villarreal this season. He is the youngest player in the history of La Liga to score a goal. Yamal was 16 years and 45 days old when he took the field against Villarreal. He left teammate Ansu Fati behind. Fati scored against Valencia in September 2019 at the age of 16 years and 318 days.
Yamal has played four matches for Barcelona so far. He impressed everyone in every match. His passing and dribbling skills are amazing. Still haven’t scored a goal at the top level. But he has a natural talent to score goals. If the ball did not hit the post against Cadiz, it would have been a goal. But whether today or tomorrow he will score, it is certain. He has 11 goals for Spain’s age group.
Impressed by Yamal’s game, Shavi wants to see his favorite student in the national team. But that wish will be fulfilled soon, maybe he didn’t even think. Doubt whether Yamal himself thought. However, to everyone’s surprise, Barca’s wonder boy has been included in the announced 24-member squad for the 2024 Euro Championship qualifiers by Spain’s coach Luis de la Fuente. They will play two matches this September against Georgia and Cyprus. Yamal will set a record as the youngest footballer to represent Spain. Will break Barcelona teammate Gavi’s record. Gavi made his debut for Spain in 2021 at the age of 17 years and 62 days. Yamal will make his debut at the age of 16 years 1 month 26 days if he plays against Georgia next Friday.
According to his father, the Moroccan Football Federation wanted Yamal. The Spanish media reported that Yamal has spoken with the coaches of both Spain and Morocco. Moroccan coach Walid Regragui said, “Yamal is only 16 years old. He has to make a decision. It’s not that simple. The president of the Football Federation and I are working to get him. But it is his personal decision. We met, the discussion went well. I also showed him our project.”
It is clear that the Moroccan coach Walid Regragui could not influence Yamal. Because Yamal chose Spain. Maybe the Moroccan coach will be unhappy with that. But a smile appeared on the face of Barca coach Xavi. Yamal himself is sure happy to get a place in the dream Spain team.
In addition to Yamal, several young faces have been called up to the Spain team. One of them is Abel Ruiz. This young footballer also played in the under-21 team under coach La Fuente. Earlier, he made his national team debut under Luis Enrique in September 2021. Spain won that match 4-0 against Georgia. Apart from this, Aymeric Laporte is also in the Spain team as the first footballer to play in the Asian League. The defender recently left Manchester City and joined the Saudi club.