The galician raised in Villarreal has jumped from the Celtic to make his debut with the national team and score the winning goal
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When he started the ball rolling on the field of Gran Canaria, the average age of the Spanish team was 24 years and 71 days (Wave Zero). Since march 2005, there wasn't a starting lineup so young. The scenario, a friendly against the weak Bosnia (number 32 in the ranking of FIFA). Luis Enrique used the second friendly of their mandate to make his debut with the team other three boys. On the one hand a central with very good looking, Mario Beautiful, and the aim of the Real Madrid for next January. On the other Pau López, the goalkeeper of Betis. But, on the other, and for the who were all the light bulbs, was Brais Méndez, the midfielder of Celtic. [Narration and statistics: 1-0]
Brais, galician, Mos (Pontevedra), 21 years, is one of those guys who have been through several quarries of Spanish, but where he shone was in the Villarreal. In fact, that stage allowed him to return to the Celtic B, who made his debut in Segunda B in the year 2014. Is debut occurred months after Luis Enrique's departure from Celtic, but apparently Brais is one of those guys who the coach has been tracking for a long time. Part of those 75 players that's said to have put in a first list in August.
With a contract until 2021, accused of "cold" by a sector of the fans of Celtic, Brais was in charge of unclogging the match against Bosnia, where the selection again, to highlight that it is not a good time. Only Ceballos and Isco repeated with respect to the eleven that played against Croatia in Zagreb on Thursday. But the reality is that it not changed almost nothing. It took 78 minutes for the selection to show their superiority, some of which are even at times not especially bright.
"I'm happy for the debut. What better way to do that than helping the team," said Brais to TVE after the match. "It is an encouragement to all to know that the coach is aware of us, of the young and the elderly. At any time you can call anyone, and that makes you be alert".The same problems
The party served to verify that the team that now leads Luis Enrique will plague the same problems as before the spaniards. Has not yet achieved the coach to print that alleged stamp his verticality, the "evolution" of the style that was advertised as the reason for his recruitment. The bad times of players like Isco or Asensio, also to Rodrigo who then entered, is a handicap severe in the evolution of this equipment, in addition to went out into the field with the disappointment of not having fulfilled the first objective, which was to qualify for the 'Final-Four' of the League of Nations.
Spain, flat, predictable, slow and heavy, is resting now until march. And he's going to come in handy, because despite the emergence of people like Brais Méndez, the thing no carbura.
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