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Spain coach dismayed as Alvaro Morata hears whistles at residence


Spain coach Luis de la Fuente mentioned it “damage his soul” to listen to a bit of the gang 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 evening and was whistled by some followers through 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 staff is being whistled at,” De la Fuente mentioned. “I really feel ache. The [crowd at the] Bernabeu has been unimaginable, 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 staff. Right here we have now to go away apart the colors of the golf equipment, and that could be a job for the press. Let’s have a look at if we are able to 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 excellent individual he’s. I dedicate my two targets to my grandfather who handed away.”

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

“We each needed to win,” the Man Metropolis midfielder mentioned. “It is a pity, the win escaped us on the final minute. However outcomes usually are not value a lot now however in Euro 2024. The vital issues is to develop.

“It was a fiercely contested pleasant.”

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

The Palmeiras starlet, who had scored his first objective 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 objective right here,” Endrick mentioned. “I am not the star of this staff. 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 proud of 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, akin to Wembley and the Bernabeu. Now we have now to watch out together with his development in order that he can proceed to be decisive. He has the distinctive attribute of the objective, 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, will probably be two of the massive stars of the subsequent World Cup in 2026.”