- Nationalization.Ansu Fati, the great revelation of Barcelona, can now play with Spain
One day after the Council of Ministers granted Ansu Fati the Spanish nationality, the Barcelona striker's father confessed that his dream would be to see his son defending the Portuguese national team.
" My dream was to see Ansu playing for Portugal and I think it was also my son's dream . Now it's difficult. I had contacts with the federation's base football technical secretary, called Joaquim Milheiro, a long time ago. We were chatting and we were talking the next day to fix things, but he didn't call me again, " Bori Fati tells the Portuguese newspaper A Bola .
Born in Guinea-Bissau on October 31, 2002, Fati became on August 25 the second youngest player to wear the Barcelona shirt and a week later, with his goal in Pamplona, the youngest scorer of the Barça set . "Then came these Ansu parties (with Barcelona) and the pressure from Spain is now very strong, it is in the press every day. And the president of the Spanish Federation called me directly," Bori Fati continues in the Portuguese newspaper.
It was the Spanish Football Federation, supported by the Higher Sports Council (CSD), who launched the nationalization of the striker, with the intention of having him for the U-17 World Cup in Brazil , which starts on October 26.
But Ansu Fati's father believes that the final decision to choose Portugal or Spain is in the hands of the kid. " He feels Portuguese and me too . And it would be easy for that to happen, Umaro Embaló, of Benfica, could convince him. He is his great friend ... they talk every day. He is in the hands of Ansu, he will make the decision." "I know he would like to wear Portugal's shirt because he would meet some compatriots and some Africans. At home he always wears a national team shirt that Umaro Embaló gave him," said Bori Fati.
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