Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:37
Pedro Porro (Don Benito, 1999) is a happy boy this week. The smile gives him away, although in his case it is difficult for him not to be smiling when he is near a ball. With that smile he walks around the facilities of the Las Rozas Football City in Madrid these days. At 23 years old, and after being left out of the list for the World Cup in Qatar, the Extremaduran footballer returns to the Spanish team, this time, under the command of Luis de la Fuente. The call from the new coach came almost two years after his debut as an absolute international, in March 2021, against Georgia. At that time it was Luis Enrique who sat on the Spain bench and, although he was called up in September of that year for the Nations League, he did not get to count on Don Benito’s footballer on that occasion who, after a brilliant time in Sporting Lisbon, He is beginning to excite a Tottenham team that he arrived in last January..
Despite still being in the adaptation period to the Premier, Luis de la Fuente knows Pedro Porro’s qualities well. For this reason, the Rioja coach has already trusted him in his first call-up. His complicity is palpable in training with talks, confidences and some affectionate gestures from the coach, who also does not hide his smile when he reunites with the winger who was key in his schemes with the U21.
–Returning to the Spanish team after not being in the World Cup, how does it feel?
–It is always a pride to be here and represent your country. I’m very happy.
Read the full interview at HOY.es