09/06/2021 at 6:31 PM CEST
The Spanish under-21 team faces Lithuania this Tuesday in Vilnius (17:30 CEST, -2 GMT) the second qualifying match for the European of the category to be played in 2023, which is the leader of the group and with the aim of confirming the great expectations generated after beating Russia (4 -1) at the premiere.
An encounter in which Yeremy Pino emerged as a great star. Two goals and two assists, but above all the sensation that the spectators leave of seeing a different footballer than those that exist today thanks to his overflow, self-confidence and imagination to do different things.
To face Lithuania he could repeat in a strange position for him as is the playmaker, where in the second half, after the entry of Ander Barrenetxea, with whom he understood perfectly, he showed that, as his father insists, he has improved in front of goal.
Bryan Gil, who retired after 80 minutes of play due to fatigue, is 100 percent and will return to act as captain. Fer Niño, also with discomfort, has trained without problems and it will be difficult not to see him from the beginning after his double.
Beñat Turrientes, who arrived at the last minute and slipped into the starting eleven, and Antonio Blanco played one of the positions in the double pivot, next to a Unai Vencedor who was Luis de la Fuente’s boy for everything in the center of the field , something to which the Riojan technician attaches great importance. Dani Ceballos and Martín Zubimendi have been its pillars in previous generations; from there he builds the team.
And defense. The weak point so far for what has been shown against Russia. Juan Miranda is fixed on the left side and the couple formed by Hugo Guillamón and Alejandro Frances need continuity, so the change could be at the entrance of Guille Rosas on the right side.
In goal, Arnau tenas he failed in Russia’s goal, also prompted by a poor assignment from Miranda, but later he showed his skills in hand-to-hand. Julen Agirrezabala, the only goalkeeper with a goalkeeper in the elite, awaits his chance.
For its part, Lithuania comes after a tough defeat against Slovakia (3-1) in a match in which they were not in control at any time, despite tying it with a penalty in the 56th minute. coach -40 years old- Marius Stankevicius, who will try to reverse before his public.
Lithuania: Baliutavicius; Paulauskas, Armalas, Park, Jansonas; Ramanauskas, Piliukaitis, Zebrauskas; Dolznikov, Zubauskas and Milasius.
Spain: Agirrezabala, Guille Rosas, Francés, Guillamón, Miranda; White, Victor; Barrenetxea, Yeremy, Bryan Gil; and Fer Niño.
Referee: Necj Kajtazovic (Slovenia)
Stadium: LFF Stadium in Vilnius (Lithuania).