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A BOLA - Carlos Carvalhal says Abel Ruiz reminds him of... Raul (SC Braga)

A BOLA – Carlos Carvalhal says Abel Ruiz reminds him of… Raul (SC Braga)

In an interview with a Spanish newspaper, MarkerIn Sunday’s edition, coach Carlos Carvalhal lavishly praised Abel Ruiz, the former Barcelona striker, who can now make his debut with… the RedAfter Luis Enrique called him up for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with Sweden (did not play), Georgia (Sunday) and Kosovo (8).

“For some time he was aware that he wanted to be the Spain striker. When Paulinho left in January for Sporting, he realized this was his moment. A striker from the Portuguese team left, and Abel was there, ready to make the move. For a club like ours, it is very important to have We have, in a short time, two strikers from the Portuguese team [Paulinho e Éder], and now Abel with Spain. Its development was very significant during this period. He was a player with the associative playing qualities of Barcelona, ​​but now he is more complete. Now it’s more vertical, more aggressive. The Braga coach emphasized that his reading and his ability to understand the game is getting better, and he does not only stand out when it comes to matching.”

When asked to compare Abel Ruiz, who broke the U-17 goal record with 25, and who added 14 to it again before reaching under 21, Carlos Carvalhal referred to Spain international and Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez: Does he look Such as? I don’t know, I will say there is something about Raul, but he is not the same type of player. I will not know how to establish a relationship between Abel and a reference attacker. If Abel’s development is the same, and I’m sure it will continue to grow, we know that in January, or at the latest in June, there will be interest from clubs in La Liga or the Premier League. It is the most natural and is in the laws of football and our club. However, we would like to be with him.”

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