Spain coach Luis de la Fuente said on Thursday he had "blind faith" in his young striker Lamine Yamal, 16, without revealing whether he would be in the starting XI against Georgia on Friday.
“Lamine seemed very good to me on television, but working with him you realize even more his potential: he seems even better to me,” Luis De la Fuente said at a press conference before the match. qualification for Euro-2024.
“Right now he is a very important player for us, he is here on his own merits. I have total confidence in him, I think he’s a great player,” added the Spanish coach about the 16-year-old FC Barcelona prodigy.
De la Fuente wouldn't say if Yamal would get playing time against Georgia on Friday, which would make him the youngest player to wear La Roja's shirt.
Asked about a possible return of Sergio Ramos to the selection, after the call for the defender's foot during his return to Seville, Luis de la Fuente kicked into touch:
“I try to select the best players every time. Currently these are the ones that I think are in the best conditions for these matches, for the next ones I don’t know what will happen,” explained the Spanish technician.