The promising winger struggled to make an impact during the international match against Switzerland. He got replaced by Adama Traore.
The young winger ofBarcelona
's youngest goal scorer. The 17 years old was introduced to Barcelona's squad last year and made everyone take a close eye on him.
He was one of the starting 11 againstSwitzerland
but he could not make an impact. He managed only 1 shot and created zero goal scoring chances. He lost 4 of his 7 duels against the swiss national players.
, Spain's national team head coach believes there is nothing to be worried about after
's awful performance. The spanish coach said:
"Man-marking is always a problem for the forwards, for everyone," Luis Enrique said on Monday as Spain prepare to faceUkraine
"Our goal is to create the greatest number of advantages for our attackers. After that, each game is how it is.
"Ansu is 17 years old, but he already knows what he's going to find in matches.
"We have our model because it depends on the work of the whole team. Against
, it was a difficult game for everyone because of the strong and high pressing from them, but I think we solved things well."
Spain's attack was less than productive againstPortugal
last week but defensively they looked promising. Enrique was especially pleased by the new national team's players' performance. He added:
have done well, each one contributing in their place and trying to improve," he said.
"They are able to play with someone who is a benchmark, likeRamos
, and they feel they can play with him, help him and even correct him. Leaders also know they can learn new things."