Teen expertise Gavi is about for world stardom after he grew to become the youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in Spain’s 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday, his coach Luis Enrique mentioned. Gavi scored Spain’s fifth purpose with a first-time end from Alvaro Morata’s cross that crashed in off the within of the put up to change into the third youngest scorer within the match’s historical past at 18 years and 110 days. “It is the perfect of my goals, I by no means imagined this,” mentioned Gavi. “I am delighted to be attaining this.”
It capped a man-of-the-match show from the Barcelona youth product who linked brilliantly in midfield with fellow Camp Nou-based teenager Pedri, 19.
And Luis Enrique is certain he has on his fingers a participant who will change into probably the greatest on this planet.
“He is a novel participant, a really completely different participant as a result of … he is 18 years previous however he has the persona of an skilled participant,” he mentioned.
“We’re glad to have him within the crew and we expect he’ll be one of many stars of world soccer.”
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And the demanding coach nonetheless expects Gavi to enhance.
“I hope he’ll go and play each time higher and attempt to be aggressive with the ball and with out the ball,” mentioned Luis Enrique, who added that Gavi “wants solely a little bit of poise and calm at occasions.”
Gavi was the decide of a bunch of supremely gifted younger gamers who contributed to a surprising efficiency by which Spain didn’t surrender a single nook or shot on purpose whereas having fun with greater than 80 % possession.
He linked up notably nicely with Pedri, who supplied the go for the opening purpose by Dani Olmo.
“I am very glad to win it and delighted to be MVP. We performed an excellent sport, nicely achieved everybody,” mentioned Gavi.
“Pedri and I are excellent pals off the pitch and on the pitch there may be not a lot to say, he is a spectacular participant and it’s extremely simple to play alongside him.”
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