Joselu was the star for Spain last night in a high-pressure UEFA Nations League semifinal game.
Going up against Italy, La Roja got an early lead through Yeremy Pino. However, it did not take Italy more than eight minutes to strike the equaliser and set up a nervy affair.
The Real Madrid-linked striker only came on in the 84th minute on the night. Four minutes later, he was celebrating Spain’s winning goal that he emphatically put past Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Joselu spoke to the media earlier today as Spain’s hero in the Nations League, as revealed by MARCA. The questions, quite naturally, drifted the topic of conversation to his potential move to Los Blancos to which he replied,
“About the rumours, now I want to focus here, we’ll talk when the international break is over from Monday. Let’s see what happens. Yesterday was a very beautiful day.”
Despite coming from a relegated Espanyol side, the Spanish striker elaborated on what he could bring to the table for the men in white if the move went through. After all, he was La Liga’s third-highest goalscorer last season.
“Yes, I think I can be a reference in terms of work. I have played in the three best leagues in the world and I have enjoyed them all. La Liga suits a lot to my game. In the end, age is a number.”
Spain take on Croatia in the final of the Nations League this weekend. Joselu will thus go up against a legend of the game who could well be his teammate next season in Luka Modric. Speaking about the Croatian captain, he has only words of praise.
“It’s another example of an athlete. A player who, with his age, has a lot of ambition. He is an example for all the children and for all those people. Modric has demonstrated values in football that represent us all.”
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.