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Meet the cracks of the U-17: Pedri, Escobar, Navarro… – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Meet the cracks of the U-17: Pedri, Escobar, Navarro... - SPANISH FOOTBALL 1


Ivan Martinez (Osasuna): He arrived at Osasuna at the age of 12 and has since burned stages in the red entity above his age (holder in the Honor Division being a cadet and is now already part of the subsidiary). Goalkeeper of great reflexes.

Eric Ruiz (Betis): An adventurer who always believed in his chances. He changed his team (he went through Seville) until betis has finally trusted his talent. After his successful year of transfer in the Skull, he is now finally considered the goalkeeper of the future the verdiblancos. Receive the award for his great performance by attending this World Cup.

Pere Joan (Mallorca): It is difficult to have minutes because he departs as third goalkeeper, although being on the list is a prize for a goalkeeper with great conditions and a great projection. It’s very complete.


Joseda (Valencia). Right side. It is a rock physically, allowing it to be just as reliable in defense as it is in attack. When incorporated it usually takes a lot of danger by appearing by surprise and bending to the extreme, since in static it is not skilled. It’s very safe back.

French (Zaragoza). Right side. A very reliable side, especially in defensive tasks. Very hard to overflow. In attack it costs him more, although it also does not detract when he has to appear upstairs.

Alvaro Carrillo (Real Madrid). Central defense. He arrived in Madrid from Murcia. It stands out for its technique and game vision on the way out of the ball. It’s just that way: it’s so quality that sometimes it risks too much. It’s also very quick to cut.

Adrián Gómez (Atlético). Central defense. The chief of the defense. It is a blunt powerhouse, physically strong and safe on the top. Place, command, and the companions respect you. Defensive security depends on him getting to the tournament well.

Rafa Marín (Real Madrid). Central defense. Trained in the Seville quarry, he arrived at Real Madrid in the Cadet category. It is a very reliable, safe and uncomplicated power station. Besides, he’s got a good ball exit. It departs as the third hub.

José Martínez (Barcelona). Center/left side. His versatility has allowed him to take a place on the list, since Gordo saves a place because he can play both central and side. Barca Prototype: very technical and with an exquisite exit from the ball.

Javi López (Alavés). Left side. He is an undisputed starter in the subsidiary of Alavés, in Segunda B, which gives him a plus of intensity and aggressiveness in a tournament in which almost everyone still plays in Youth. Intense lateral, likes to join the attack. It’ll be a headline.


Ilaix Moriba (Barcelona). Middle center. It’s a year younger than the rest, though it makes up for it with a powerful physique. Renovated together with Ansu Fati last summer, they are the two great promises of La Masia. He is compared to Pogba for his stride and his ability back and forth in midfield.

Turrientes (Real Sociedad). Middle center. It is the balance of this selection, the man whom David Gordo trusts so that the team does not be discompensated with such a talented line of midfielders. Life insurance.

Gelardo (Villarreal). Middle center. The organizer of La Rojita, understands itself by heart with Turrientes to never expose the midfield. It must be the link between the defense and the midfielders line when the power stations come out playing from behind.

Robert Navarro (Real Sociedad). Playmaker. It puts the fantasy on the midfielder. Very technical, with good dribbling and fantasy on the last pass. The Royal Society has bet heavily on him this summer (he signed it from Monaco) and in this World Cup he must be one of the great leaders of La Rojita.

Larrubia (Malaga). Playmaker. You can play in either band and also behind the striker. This course has already played in the Malaga subsidiary, which is in Third, and is fixed in the Youth Honor Division.

Blesa (Levante). Playmaker. He entered the list at the last minute because of Yéremi Pino’s injury a day before the championship began. It is a very skilled midfielder, who can play both behind the tip and in either band.


Germán Valera (Atlético). End. He is the captain of this generation, although in the World Cup he has a problem: Pedri plays in his position. When Pino is injured, he usually goes on to play on the right to leave pedri left. Powerful end, with very good shot.

Pedri (Las Palmas). Half-point or end. He did not go to the Euros last May, although his break-in this year in the first team of Las Palmas makes him the big star of the team. He’s compared to Iniesta. Very technical midfielder, he feels comfortable playing scorched on the left. It’s got magic.

Pablo Moreno (Juventus). Center end or front. He finds himself more comfortable lying in one of the bands, although the large number of talented midfielders of this generation causes Gordo to use much as a fake nine. Fast, skillful and very dangerous in the space clearers.

Aranda (Real Madrid). End. With the quality that is in the midpoint it has almost impossible to be a starter, although it can be crucial in the second parts because it is a very fast end, skillful in the one-on-one and very difficult to stop in the race when the matches break.

Jordi Escobar (Valencia). Front center. He was the starting striker at the Euros. He has not had a good start to the campaign at Valencia Mestalla (he has not been a game holder) and comes with a hunger to claim. Only in the Youth League has he been able to show his level (a goal and an assist in a match). Full-time, area finisher. A killer.