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Former Barcelona Player Piqué Praises Young Talent Lamine Yamal in Euro 2024 Interview

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Former Barcelona and Spanish national team player Gerard Piqué recently shared his thoughts on the Euro 2024 tournament in an interview with Sport Bild. Piqué highlighted the emerging young talents set to define an era in football, with special praise for Barcelona’s forward Lamine Yamal, along with Musiala in Germany and Bellingham in England.

The retired defender expressed confidence in Lamine Yamal’s potential, predicting that the 16-year-old player will make a significant impact in the sport. Piqué emphasized the generational shift occurring in the Euro Cup, indicating a new wave of players poised to shape the future of European football.

Piqué also discussed Germany’s chances in the tournament, noting the advantage of playing at home. He highlighted Germany’s young and rebuilding team, suggesting that they could be strong contenders for the title. Piqué acknowledged the competitiveness and historical success of the German team, especially as hosts.

When asked about the absence of seasoned player Hummels from Germany’s squad, Piqué admitted his surprise. He praised Hummels’ contributions to Borussia Dortmund‘s successful season, including their journey to the Champions League final. Despite the omission, Piqué recognized the talent and potential of the younger players in the German team.

Comparing Spain to Germany, Piqué drew parallels between the two nations undergoing a generational shift in their football teams. He expressed optimism about Spain’s chances in the Euro 2024 tournament, highlighting the country’s tradition of strong performances in international competitions.

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