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The Spanish under-21 team starts this Friday against Russia (8:45 p.m.) the classification for a European of the category that will play in 2023 in Georgia and Romania before which the technician, Luis de la Fuente, is “very optimistic” for the “feeling” that footballers produce. The match will be played at Francisco de la Hera in Almendralejo.
“I am tremendously excited and happy about a new challenge. The feeling that this group generates, that I know all of them even from other categories, makes me very optimistic. I am very excited because I have the possibility of working with a group from a very good generation, European under-17 and under-19 champions, and we have an opportunity to close a very nice circle with a European Under-21. With great enthusiasm and desire, “he said when asked by ..
A Luis de la Fuente who 26 days after achieving Olympic silver in Tokyo starts a new career with the U21, the third for him.
“I need little to charge the batteries. We came very tired of a wonderful experience, but one recharges the batteries only by charging the experiences. I am very strong and, above all, because the new work group forces me, which came with tremendous expectation and enthusiasm and I cannot be below them. It has not been difficult at all to reactivate me because I am fortunate to have lived this year a European, some Olympic Games and start another cycle for a European“he commented.
From the Olympic Games, Juan Miranda and Bryan Gil, two key players for him, repeat on the list.
“We have come out tremendously strengthened. For me it is a very useful tool to have these players, they are the example that those young players who have just arrived should look at. It is very favorable because they are the first that are required, who set an example and who pull the car and the rest know that they have to get on that car to be here, “he said.
The premiere of the generation will be against Russia at the Francisco de la Hera in Badajoz: “It is not just another game. It gives more value that it is a qualifying game and we hope that the people who may be will support us.. The field looks unbeatable. It is a very football community and Almendralejo has a lot of history in our football, “he said.
“We think only of Russia. It is the most important game. It has been difficult for us to collect information. The knowledge we have of the rival are the two games they played in June. The first matches of this type of competition are the most difficult when it comes to gathering information about the rival, “he completed. .