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Nugget of Spain, Lamine Yamal turned his back on Morocco, his origins

The young Spanish prodigy could have played with Morocco, but chose Spain.

Spain almost only talks about him. Âgé 16-year-old Lamine Yamal is the little nugget of world football and Spain. Author of a fantastic season at Barça, he is one of the best players in his selection during this Euro. His teammate Jules Koundé also paid tribute to him before the match. "Lamine Yamal is impressive, of course. Achieve this season à such a young age, with all the expectations around him. Barcelona, ​​one of the most publicized clubs, it's impressive."

The young player could, however, have had another career, notably playing for Morocco. But the attacker assures that he did not hesitate to attack. à choose Spain to the detriment of Morocco. " I've always played for Spain, since the under-15s, and I have always been a part of it. clear: I wanted to play for Spain, win a European Championship, a World Cup and as many things as possible. For your information, the origins of Lamine Yamal are multiple since the Barça striker was born; in Spain from a Moroccan father and an Equatorial Guinean mother. " My mother wasé the first è congratulate me. She was very proud, just like my father. The first thing she told me was to be careful because she was a little scared…hellip; ' quot;

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116