The striker for Bétis Sevilla has been given a role to play in the Spanish national team after being chosen by La Roja.
With the addition of Borja Iglesias, Spain is still looking for their center forward for the World Cup in Qatar (20 November – 18 December). Additionally, Spain is hoping to clinch their spot in the last four of the Nations League when they face Switzerland in Zaragoza at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday.
La Roja still does not have its “leader” for Qatar ten years after the glory years of David Villa and Fernando Torres, who had guided Spain to the crownings at Euro 2008 and 2012 as well as at the 2010 World Cup.
Borja Iglesias is a striker for Betis Sevilla and the author of six goals in six league games, only two fewer than the current leader of the ranking, the untouchable Robert Lewandowski. This time, the mischievous coach Luis Enrique tried a new move: to summon the “Panda” Borja Iglesias. This was the first time that Luis Enrique had used this tactic.
“Joaquin has just told me: + imagine what state the selection must be in for them to call on you +,” joked the Galician to the press, who will know his first summons at the age of 29. The Galician will play in his first match at the age of 29.
Borja Iglesias, who has an unusually tall and slender physique (1.89 meters for 86 kilograms), has high hopes that he will be able to play the role of N.9, which has been vacant in Spain for the past ten years.
All three of these tournaments were won by Spain, with David Villa finishing as the tournament’s top scorer in Euro-2008 and the World Cup-2010, and Fernando Torres finishing as the tournament’s co-highest scorer in Euro-2012. Since then, it has been nothing but a monotonous plain. Spain was unable to chain the center forwards and uncover the rare pearl, hence they did not win any major trophies.
“Lucho” has since turned to Atlético Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, leaving out Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, who has been Spain’s top scorer in Liga four times in the last six exercises, or the young nugget of Barca Ansu Fati. Hispano-Brazilian striker Diego Costa did not bring satisfaction, and “Lucho” has since turned to Atlético Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Morata was heavily criticized at the beginning of the European Championships the year before, but Luis Enrique always supported him. Enrique confirmed Morata in his position despite his clumsiness in front of goal and despite the emergence of a competitor from Villarreal named Gérard Moreno. Morata was heavily criticized at the beginning of the European Championships the year before.
As a result, Spain made it to the semifinals before losing on penalties (1-1 after regulation, 4-2 on penalties) to the eventual champions of Italy and falling to France in the championship match of the most recent League of Nations.
“I have previously taken other examinations in which I was more anxious than I am for this one. I don’t feel like I’m being judged. Here, I enjoy myself. The striker remarked on Thursday that “it’s a chance to be able to demonstrate what I can do up close, to try to add what I can to the squad,” and he was right.
Iglesias’s response, when asked about the possibility of being selected to play for Qatar in November, was, “We will see what will happen in the future.” There is still a significant amount of time left before the World Cup. “My objective is to bring what I can, to learn, but I will do everything I can to have my chance (to travel to the World Cup, editor’s note),” stated the center-forward of Betis on Thursday. “I intend to bring what I can.”
Gerard Moreno and Rodrigo, attackers for Villarreal and Leeds respectively, are his primary competitors for a spot in the World Cup. However, both players are currently out with injuries.
After making his way through the youth programs of Valencia CF and Villarreal, turning professional with Celta Vigo and then evolving with Espanyol and Betis, this Spanish football gypsy will once again tread the grass of the Romareda stadium, the enclosure of Real Zaragoza, which was his club during the 2017-2018 season. The “Panda” can locate its garden.