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Luis Enrique praises Ansu Fati’s ability of reading defenders

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Ansu Fati not only surprises the fans, but also his teammates and coaches. This time, Spain national team coach Luis Enrique praises Fati’s ability to read the game when he is about to face the defenders. Ansu already knows what the defenders will do, and how he should act when he receives the ball in a play, claims Enrique.

“Ansu Fati will be 18 years old and he already knows perfectly the defensive situations he will receive even if the opponent plays with four or five defender and he will have to solve situations”

Luis Enrique on Ansu Fati (via Cat Radio)

The words of the coach of the Spanish National Team are quite true. Fati is a very mature player and knows how to solve situations because he is quite smart and determined about what he will do seconds before receiving the ball — an ability that many players have taken many years, the 17-years-old teenager already has.

Ansu observes and measures the available space he has right before facing the defenders. He then will make predictions about how they will react, and make a decision accordingly. The young gem is exciting many fans not only because of the numbers but also due to his tactical play.

Last month, the Barcelona winger was chosen as the La Liga player of the month. He has also put decent performances with his national team.

We will have to wait and see what is expecting us in the long term, but as things stand, a great future is awaiting the La Masia graduate.

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Ousmane Dembélé talks Tuchel, Messi, Eto’o, Laporta

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In an interview with BeIN Sports, Ousmane Dembele spilled beans on various topics ranging from football to personal life. The interview was conducted before yesterday’s Clásico.

The French winger is reportedly a player who the new president, Joan Laporta, admires a lot. Even during his campaign, the Catalan lawyer raised the issue of Dembele’s renewal. The club has invested heavily in Dembele and has finally started to reap results.

When asked the question about his contract renewal, Dembele explained: “My future? I still have a year left on my contract. There have been no discussions with the club, I’m happy and I feel good.

“A new president has arrived and I don’t really know him, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”

In all the reports that have come out and interviews given by the young players, all of them have mentioned that the club captain, Lionel Messi shares an exceptional with this new generation of players.

On the same lines the World Cup winner said: “Messi gives confidence to the young players in the team and helps us a lot. He gives me advice.”

Dembele is said to be liking his new role up top in the newly found 3-5-2 system by Koeman. He jokingly said in the interview that the dressing room now relates him to Samuel Eto’o, a former Barça legend: “As I now play up top, they call me Samuel Eto’o in the dressing room.”

The Barça winger had an excellent season at Dortmund which led to multiple European giants going into a bidding war for him.

His strike partner during his days in Germany was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whom the Frenchman regarded as `his favorite teammate’. He also said that `Thomas Tuchel is his favorite coach’.

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