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Gavi's Sensational Highlights In Spain Vs France Shows Why Jamie Redknapp Called Him 'Absolutely Phenomenal'

Adnan Riaz

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Gavi's Sensational Highlights In Spain Vs France Shows Why Jamie Redknapp Called Him 'Absolutely Phenomenal'

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Gavi left Jamie Redknapp in complete awe with his talent and his performance in Spain’s Nations League defeat to France showcased his impressive skills.

Spain manager Luis Enrique started the 17-year-old wonderkid in his side’s 2-1 win over Euro 2020 champions Italy in the semi-final last Wednesday.


And only days later Gavi was handed a second consecutive start for Spain in the Nations League final at the San Siro.

The Barcelona midfielder played 75 minutes against the 2018 World Cup holders before Enrique withdrew him for Koke.

Gavi made a lasting impression during his time on the pitch, with a compilation highlighting exactly why Enrique started him for Spain.

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Jamie Redknapp, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, said at half-time that the Spain international was “absolutely phenomenal.”

The former Liverpool star explained: “I want to see Gavi's birth certificate.

“You cannot be this good at 17. He's absolutely phenomenal! He's so talented. I'm just in awe of him, I love watching him play. He's got everything.”

Redknapp would double down on his comments by the time the full-time whistle had blown, saying Gavi can become a “superstar” if he follows his current trajectory.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Gavi’s going to be a superstar if he carries on at this trajectory. He’s got everything, I loved watching him play tonight.”

Mikel Oyarzabal opened the scoring for Spain in the second half at the San Siro, but France answered back through Karim Benzema’s stunning equaliser.

Kylian Mbappe scored in the 80th minute to ensure that France lifted the Nations League title at the San Siro in Milan.

Spain boss Enrique will now turn his attention to La Roja’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Sweden.

Topics: Gavi, Jamie Redknapp, Spain, France, UEFA Nations League, Football

Adnan Riaz
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