Laporte, against his past

The end of the League of Nations and Spain will have to face the French team in Milan. A match between two historical and powerful teams from the old continent that will have a special flavor for a player: Aymeric Laporte. The central of the Manchester City, born in Gallic lands but who came to Bilbao with 15 years. A few months ago, before the Eurocup, ended up receiving his Spanish passport … and the call from Luis Enrique to play the tournament defending Spain.

Aymeric Laporte was born in the French city of Agent, but at the age of 15 he was recruited by the Athletic Club and moved to Bilbao, where he grew up as a person and as a footballer. In the Basque team he became one of the best center-backs in the world, drawing the attention of a giant like Manchester City, that ended up paying his termination clause to make his transfer effective.

At Manchester City it was also consolidated. Surrounded by better footballers, he had stages of more and less presence in the line-ups, but when he Luis Enrique, before the injury of Sergio Ramos, he was presented with the option of having him in the Eurocup, his passport was quickly managed. Laporte came to the call of Spain and became a fundamental pillar in the championship and now also in the League of Nations for the Asturian coach.

But things could be very different. And is that Aymeric Laporte always kept hoping to play with France. Fixed in the lower categories, where he became captain of the U21, he only had the call of the French senior team. Didier Deschamps He called up to three times to the center, but he never decided to bet on him, so he did not debut and thus could end up deciding to accept the proposal of Spain.

Aymeric Laporte He was not wrong when deciding to play for the Spanish national team. The defender of Manchester City he is one of the men he trusts the most Luis Enrique and this is how the Asturian has shown it to him from the first day giving him all the possible stripes in the defense of the Spanish team. That confidence of Fought has reached the present, just when Spain has to play the final of the League of Nations in view of France, a very special game for the central defender.

«It is very well integrated into the game of Luis Enrique, Laporte I have always liked as a central defender. I wish him the best, except for Sunday, “he commented. Antoine Griezmann. And is that the end of the League of Nations It will be a match in which Aymeric He will face his past and many of his friends with whom he has grown up in the lower categories of the French national team.

In the final to be played in Milan It is up to his compatriots to stop. The Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and company will have to be measured at a Aymeric Laporte that you chose months ago to play with Spain, country for which in recent months it has given everything about green. Now his mission and goal is to lead the team he leads Luis Enrique to be proclaimed champion of the League of Nations before his native country.

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