Spain's head coach celebrates his team's outstanding performance


(MENAFN) Spain's head coach, Luis de la Fuente, celebrated his team's outstanding performance after their thrilling 2-1 victory over France, which secured their place in the Euro 2024 final. He particularly praised Lamine Jamal's goal, calling it a "work of genius," and highlighted how fortunate Spain is to have such a talented young player.

De la Fuente's admiration for Jamal was clear on this historic night in the European Championship, following Spain's triumph in Berlin. He emphasized that the national team is composed of a dedicated group of young players whose hard work and commitment have led them to this significant achievement in the tournament.

"We witnessed a brilliant moment created by a player whose exceptional abilities are well-known," De la Fuente stated. "It's essential to nurture and protect him. I advise him to remain humble and grounded. With such behavior, maturity, and professionalism, he can continue to develop, especially in high-pressure matches like this one. Despite his young age, he plays with the expertise of a seasoned professional. I'm thrilled that he's Spanish and part of our team, allowing us to enjoy his talent for many years to come."

Jamal's equalizer against France was not only crucial but also a historic milestone. At just 16 years and 362 days old, he became the youngest player to score in the European Championship, breaking a 20-year record previously held by Switzerland's Johan Vonlanthen, who scored against France at 18 years and 141 days during the 2004 edition in Portugal.

De la Fuente continued to express his confidence in the team, saying, "This team inspires faith in me. If I already believed in them, this performance has reinforced that belief. They are exceptional players individually, but their true strength lies in how they use their talents to benefit the team. It was a spectacular display, a testament to a team that is relentless in its pursuit of improvement and excellence. I am proud to manage these players and have full faith in their capabilities."

The coach also took a moment to commend Dani Olmo, who scored the second goal in Spain's victory over France. He praised Olmo's significant contributions throughout the tournament, acknowledging his resilience and ability to recover from a past injury. "I am not surprised by Dani's performances. I know his potential well. He needed time to regain his form and integrate into the team after his injury, and I deeply appreciate his efforts for us," De la Fuente concluded.

As Spain advances to the Euro 2024 final, the nation's hopes are high, buoyed by the brilliance of its young stars and the steadfast belief of their coach.

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