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Spain coach dismayed as Alvaro Morata hears whistles at house

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Spain coach Luis de la Fuente mentioned it “harm his soul” to listen to a piece of the group on the Bernabeu stadium whistle at Álvaro Morata throughout Tuesday’s pleasant draw towards Brazil.

The Atletico Madrid ahead, who began towards Brazil, had an off night time and was whistled by some followers throughout the recreation. A former Actual Madrid participant, Morata was booed as he was substituted within the 81st minute.

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“It hurts my soul that in my nation, the captain of the nationwide crew is being whistled at,” De la Fuente mentioned. “I really feel ache. The [crowd at the] Bernabeu has been unbelievable, however as a Spaniard I really feel ashamed when a participant from Spain is whistled.

“However the overwhelming majority of followers have supported Spain. It’s everybody’s job to teach in supporting the nationwide crew. Right here now we have to depart apart the colors of the golf equipment, and that could be a job for the press. Let’s examine if we will all clear up this.”

Manchester Metropolis midfielder Rodri thanked Morata after the sport for granting him the captain’s armband towards Brazil. Rodri, who misplaced his grandfather earlier this week, scored two targets from the penalty spot.

“I am very grateful for Alvaro’s gesture,” Rodri mentioned. “It exhibits what an incredible particular person he’s. I dedicate my two targets to my grandfather who handed away.”

Rodri was dissatisfied Spain couldn’t maintain on to the win after Lucas Paquetá equalised from the penalty spot late within the recreation.

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“We each wished to win,” the Man Metropolis midfielder mentioned. “It is a pity, the win escaped us on the final minute. However outcomes should not price a lot now however in Euro 2024. The necessary issues is to develop.

“It was a fiercely contested pleasant.”

Brazil teenage ahead Endrick marked his first look on the Bernabeu stadium in fashion. Endrick, who will be part of Actual Madrid this summer season, got here on within the second half and scored after 4 minutes.

The Palmeiras starlet, who had scored his first aim for Brazil at Wembley in his nation’s 1-0 win on Saturday, was delighted.

“I mentioned yesterday throughout supper that I dreamt of scoring my first aim right here,” Endrick mentioned. “I am not the star of this crew. These two targets [against England and Spain] I owe it to my teammates and to [coach] Dorival for choosing me and permitting me to play in these two video games. I am very pleased with how my life goes.”

Brazil coach Dorival added that he expects nice issues from Endrick sooner or later.

“He’s a boy who exhibits loads of promise and who’s rising rapidly,” Dorival mentioned. “He has been the star in two huge stadiums, similar to Wembley and the Bernabeu. Now now we have to watch out together with his development in order that he can proceed to be decisive. He has the distinctive attribute of the aim, the sensitivity of the world that solely nice scorers have.

“He’s a participant who makes a distinction. I’m positive that each Endrick and [Spain’s Lamine] Yamal, whom I’ve seen on the Bernabeu, shall be two of the massive stars of the subsequent World Cup in 2026.”

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