Sunday, June 20

Laporte is outraged by a question about his Spanish sentiment

  • The Manchester City center-back, born in France, entered Luis Enrique’s Eurocup list after completing his nationalization

  • “No one has to doubt that I am going to give everything. My goal is the same as that of the national team,” said the former Athletic player

The controversy accompanies the Spanish selection since the days before the dispute of the Eurocup. Beyond the offensive problems shown in the friendly against Portugal, with Morata In the bullseye, the commotion came this Saturday with the press conference of one of the news of the Red: Aymeric Laporte, the central of the City born in france who entered the tournament roster after completing his nationalization.

The former player of the Athletic was asked whether he “felt fully spanish to defend a shield, a nation and a hymnLaporte’s face reflected his strangeness and anger. “What a question, right? Is a question pretty loud. I will try to answer in the best possible way. Me objective It is the same as that of Spain, which is to conquer all kinds of competition. I will give my best of myself to win what lies ahead. No one has to doubt that I’m going to give everything for this selection“, responded to the journalist Fernando Burgos, of Onda Cero.

Luis Enrique’s call

Laporte, raised in the Basque Country, chose years ago to play for France, but Didier deschamps gave him no chances and finally accepted the call of the Spanish federation. “I’m here because I wanted to, happy with the decision I have made, enjoying the teammates who have helped me a lot,” added the Manchester City center-back, who spoke with Luis Enrique before starting the nationalization process. “He called me and asked me about the I wanted to defend this country, to compete at the highest level. I told him i was charmed to be here and so it has been. ”

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Laporte debuted this friday with La Roja in the friendly against Portugal (0-0), in which he ended up asking for the change. “I retired from the field to to rest, I hadn’t played for a long time and this time was good for me, I didn’t want more because overloads“, clarified the central, who will fight with Eric Garcia to accompany Pau Torres in the axis of the rear in the absence of Sergio Ramos.

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