The Spanish U21 coach, Luis de la Fuente, assured this Monday that, «from outside», he «would have whistled offside» in the play of the goal of the French Kylian Mbappé that decided against the interests of Spain the end of the Nations League won on Sunday by France in Milan (2-1).
Asked about that controversial goal in the press conference prior to Spain-Northern Ireland of this tuesday in Seville, classification for Eurocup U21 of 2023De la Fuente said that these are «actions that must be simplified» and revealed that, in this sense, «there is a debate among professionals» in which it «seeks to minimize interpretation.» For this reason, the Riojan coach admitted that he still has «the feeling that a mistake has left Spain without a title.»
However, he congratulated himself on the youth of the team led by the senior coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, since «it is an incentive» for the young people that he directs «to know that all the players have the open doors of the senior team».
Luis de la Fuente stressed that «it is a circumstance that for the footballer cannot motivate more», since they «see teammates» from the lower divisions who «play with the absolute and some already installed in continuity», with what they know that «of them It depends on taking the leap. «