At the preliminary conference for the match against Kosovo, from Group B of the European qualifying zone for the 2022 World Cup, scheduled for Friday, Spanish international Pablo Sarabia spoke of entering Sporting, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, as an “important step to continue growing” and “playing regularly in Spanish national team.
In Pristina, the 29-year-old midfielder, who has played 11 caps and scored four goals, accompanied by coach Luis Enrique, spoke about his move to Alvalade club.
“I want to play and enjoy football. I’m in a very good stage and I want to play. I don’t know how it will affect my presence in the national team, but I want to continue to develop my football, which is the way I enjoy it, and I hope to continue to come, ”he declared, quoted by Marca newspaper.
With less space since Argentine superstar Lionel Messi arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, Sarabia was loaned to the Lions as part of a deal that included the transfer of left back Nuno Mendes to the club in the French capital.
“Following a career in Portugal does not guarantee anything in the national team, but it is an important step to continue growing and developing as a player. I want to play, it is fundamental for me to feel good about myself, and it was very difficult in Paris. It was the right decision.”
The winger scored his fourth goal for Roja against Georgia in the 4-0 win that made Spain provisionally top Group B, with 10 points from five matches, one point ahead of Sweden, who played only three matches.
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