Tranquility passes through Malta

Luis de la Fuente, coach of Spain, in a file image. EFE / José Manuel Vidal.

Sports writing, Nov 11 (EFE) .- The Spanish under-21 team plays in Malta this Friday (8:45 p.m. CET, -1 GMT) in a match in which the victory would make Luis de la Fuente’s men attend four days later to Russia with the peace of mind that whatever happens they will finish 2021 as leaders of their qualifying group for the European of the category.
Two “complicated” outings, the coach acknowledged at the press conference after giving the list of 23 players. He also made reference to the cold they must overcome in both games, and this has been transmitted from the first moment to their players.
“We have to play as if it were the best rival. There is the issue that we play outside, that it complicates you, the weather … we have to know that it is going to be a difficult game. We don’t have to trust ourselves and go out to death, “Oihan Sancet acknowledged in an interview with EFE.
The Athletic Club footballer will debut in this generation after a knee injury that prevented him from being in the two previous calls.
The one who will be low against Malta is Rodri Sánchez. The Betis footballer, who started in the two October games, suffered a trauma in the derby against Sevilla, 0-2, and is treated with care by the medical services in order to be ready for the second match against Sevilla. Russia. His place could be taken by Oihan himself.
In goal Julen Agirrezabala aims to repeat ownership. Center behind for the usual Guillamón-Francés. Right back Víctor Gómez and Juan Miranda on the left, even though he has only played 90 minutes since the previous break.
With the center of the field, with the doubt of the substitute of Rodri, they have made with the site Beñat Turrientes and Oihan Sancet. At the top, Abel Ruiz is the ‘9’ starter for Luis de la Fuente and Sergio Gómez, star of the U21 in October with three goals in two games, is fixed on the right wing. The left has no owner yet.
In front will be a Malta that gave the surprise in the first day beating Northern Ireland, in their only home match, but in the next three games they conceded 12 goals and only scored one. If it falls defeated against Spain, it says practically goodbye to being in the European.
. Probable lineups:
Malta: Al-Tumi; Mohnani, Ellul, Gauci, Lonardelli, Vella ;; Attard, Grima, Satariano, Sciberas; and Engerer.
Spain: Agirrezabala; Víctor Gómez, French, Guillamón, Miranda; Turrientes, Vencedor, Oihan Sancet; Sergio Gómez, Abel Ruiz and Gaspar.
Referee: Dario Bel (Croatia).
Stadium: Time: 8:45 p.m. CET (-1 GMT).
Oscar Maya Belchí

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