Ansu Fati talks Xavi, Enrique, game time, Gavi, World Cup selection

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Ansu Fati spoke about the difference between Xavi and Enrique, Gavi, getting less game time, his return to the Spanish National team, and facing Morocco in the Round of 16 in his recent interview with Mundo Deportivo.

Ansu Fati on Xavi and Luis Enrique:

“In the end, Enrique and Xavi are different, but it’s because one is training a club and another is training a national team. I see them differently. Every coach has his own way of seeing things.”

Ansu Fati on Gavi:

“You can see the level he is demonstrating at this age but I’m not surprised by the level of competitiveness he has because of how he trains.”

Ansu Fati on having more prominence at Barcelona:

“I hope I will become an important player for Barcelona. I’m not going to lie to you. I want to play, but I understand that the coach is the one who decides. I have to do my best every day to be able to turn the situation around.”

Best friend in the National team:

“Eric Garcia, who has been with me all my life. Gavi, Balde…”

If Spain wins the World Cup?

“I would maybe dye my hair.”

Ansu Fati on his return to Spanish National Team:

It is an honor every time I play for the national team to try to give my best and to be able to enjoy this opportunity. In the end, there are many top-level players and we all have to be ready because the coach will need all of us and we must be ready.”

“Having club teammates in the national team also helps. And with the others, in the end, we compete in La Liga and we see each other a lot. The togetherness we have here is something incredible because everyone wants to help and contribute.”

Ansu Fati on Spain’s World Cup campaign:

“I see the teammates well, and the group is good. We lost the last game and it leaves you with a bit of a bad feeling, but we’re glad we qualified. We are in the round of 16 and now what remains is: either you continue, or you leave.”

Ansu Fati on facing Morocco:

“They are a very strong team. At this point, any team can compete with you, everyone is tactically and physically prepared. We are seeing the competition, with a lot of equality, and that nobody wins easily. Morocco will be a great rival. It will be a very tough match.”


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