Ansu Fati's Individual Highlights From First Spain Start Could Be Best Ever From A 17-Year-Old
The Barcelona starlet enjoyed a breakout season in La Liga and was rewarded with a call-up for the latest Nations League games.
Fati started against Ukraine on Sunday night and left an impact with a sparkling first half display that saw him win a penalty and score a goal.
@LSComps has produced a video that focuses on the 17-year-old and his incredible performance.
It took less than two minutes for Fati to drift inside the Ukraine box and win a spot kick after being tripped.
But his best moment came just before the half hour mark.
The winger collected the ball on the left hand side just outside the area before cutting inside and placing a lovely left-footed effort in the bottom corner.
Fans have reacted to the performance and they think Fati is right up there with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as the next generation of greats.
1 - Ansu Fati in his first start for Spain :flag_es::
6 shots - 1st in match
2 shots on target
2 chances created
6 dribbles attempted - 1st in match
10 touches in opp box - 1st in match
1 penalty won - 1st in match
- OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 6, 2020
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Ansu Fati is pure greatness :star:
- Fred Diaries⚘ :carousel_horse: (@fred_diaries1) September 6, 2020
:heavy_check_mark: Youngest goalscorer for Barcelona
:heavy_check_mark: Youngest goalscorer in the UCL
:heavy_check_mark: Youngest goalscorer for Spain
Generational talent. :fire:@ANSUFATI pic.twitter.com/MgXzT4YkEt
- 7 OR 10 (@parshurampdl1) September 7, 2020
Wow... A diamond in the making.
We should do everything to keep this gem in Barca.
- Sanni olaitan (@Laitan_01) September 7, 2020
Following the game, Spain captain Sergio Ramos paid tribute to Fati and dubbed him a "joy" to play with.
"Congratulations to him because he is a young player with desire," the Real Madrid man begun per OneFootball. "It is a joy to have these profile of players.
"Any player who comes young to play for their clubs has to assume his role, which is not that of a simple kid."
Meanwhile, manager Luis Enrique told reporters per Goal: "Ansu Fati is very happy and has reasons. He is only 17 years old and has to mature, but that in his second game with the national team he dares to do all this...
"He brings hard work and humility. He has trained at an impressive pace and I am glad that he goes home with this joy.
"At his age it is easy for these highs to go to your head, but he is mature enough to know that the path he is following is the best. He is very calm and humble."
Featured Image Credit: @LSComps/Twitter
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