Making the decision to play for one of the two countries you feel emotionally connected to at just 16 years old is not that easy. Lamine Yamal was forced to do so due to a rare precocity on the part of the chosen ones. After discussions with the managers of the Moroccan and Spanish national teams (including Barça), he decided to continue wearing the same jersey that he had worn in the lower categories.
From then on, the RFEF wasted no time and, aware of Lamine Yamal’s enormous potential, acted accordingly by calling up the Blaugrana, giving him his debut and, if nothing happened, He will play his second game with La Roja against Cyprus. The process will be repeated during the next break so that the man from Mataró can play the three games scheduled by FIFA to finally join the Spanish team for good. It’s his choice and apparently this talented teenager couldn’t have made a better choice for his premiere.
Another unique t-shirt
Lamine Yamal received congratulations from his teammates in the dressing room and, as in recent special games, kept the jersey with which he made his senior national team debut. Another one for the existing collection, for example that of the official debut with Barça against Betis at the Camp Nou, but also that of Joan Gamper. The one from Rocafonda, who continues to live in La Masia, gives them to his parents when he visits Mataró so that they can keep them.
Shortly after finishing the game in Tbilisi, the Blaugrana youth player was chatting on the phone with his mother, who was enjoying the game on TV with her loved ones, as was his father, with whom he also spoke after the game. Mounir Nasraoui is Moroccan and would certainly have wished he had chosen the Moroccan team, although he was one of the people most excited about what he experienced in Georgia and everything his son achieved. were happy. Rocafonda, a Matarones neighborhood with a large population of Moroccan origins, was partying Friday afternoon. One of his famous neighbors had just taken on Spain.
Support in Granada
Spain plays Los Cármenes on Tuesday and the idea is that Lamine plays his second game against La Roja. Against Cyprus, the footballer will feel the support of his loved ones in the stands. His parents plan to attend the meeting to watch it live. The man from Mataró is, as he said publicly, “living a dream” and he wants to live it with his people.