Real Madrid star heaps praise on Barcelona’s Pau Cubarsí

A headline member of the first-team setup at Real Madrid has on Monday moved to reveal his appreciation for the talents of Barcelona sensation Pau Cubarsí.

Stopper Cubarsí, for his part, is currently in the midst of his first experience with the Spanish national team.

Owing to a remarkable breakout couple of months on the books of Barcelona, the 17-year-old was this month afforded his maiden call-up by La Roja head coach Luis de le Fuente.

And it did not take Cubarsí at all long to make his mark, featuring from the bench in his country’s friendly defeat at the hands of Colombia over the weekend.

Expected to be handed yet further minutes to impress against Brazil on Tuesday night, it is therefore safe to say that the defender, despite his tender years, already boasts the trust of the Spanish coaching staff.

And, evidently, Cubarsí has impressed his new teammates on the international stage over the course of the last week, too.

Speaking in a press conference on Monday, Dani Carvajal was asked for his take on the youngster’s explosion onto the scene in Spain.

And, after sending a message of congratulations the way of Cubarsí, the Real Madrid stopper went on to put Clásico rivalries to one side, in confirming his belief that the Barcelona man is a legitimate candidate to take his place in the Spanish squad for the upcoming European Championships:

“I congratulate him on his debut. In training and in the few minutes he had [on the pitch] he didn’t look out of place at all. Also with his club a very high level is being seen. He is another of the candidates to be at the European Championships.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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