"I don't compare Lamine Yamal to anyone; he still has a lot to learn"

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Spain will close the group stage against Albania in a match where they will have nothing at stake, as they have already qualified and, moreover, are top of the group. The coach, Luis de la Fuente, spoke in the press room and did not want to compare Lamine Yamal with anyone.

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Spain, already qualified for the last 16 and top of the group, will face their last matchday of the group stage against Albania. Spain coach Luis de la Fuente appeared in the press room and gave his first impressions of the clash.
"We have a lot of prestige and recognition at stake. We have to keep improving. We're approaching it as if it were our last. The best players are going to take part in this match. We're only thinking about winning," he began.
As for the TAD's proposal to disqualify Pedro Rocha, the coach did not want to comment: "We think about football. What happens outside doesn't affect us. We represent a country, we only focus on football".
Another of the topics discussed was the possible rotations: "We will field the best players for this game. This is a seven-game competition. Without thinking about suspensions, injuries... we're thinking about winning".
"We have had the inconvenience of Nacho. We have incorporated him. There would be players who could be in that position. I'm not one for inventions", he said about the possibility of a midfielder in the centre of defence.
On Fermin's debut: "He made his debut in Badajoz. He is a full international. He's ready, with fantastic enthusiasm. He can play, like the rest of his teammates. We'll see who starts and who will come in later. Fermín is very important. He's earning it".
He also responded to Albania's praise: "It's always nice when people speak well of you. I speak well of Albania too. We have no doubt that it will be a tough match. We will make the changes we see fit. We'll put out the best team for this game. They can all play at a very high level.
Luis de la Fuente also called for calm and tranquillity with Lamine Yamal: "I'm not comparing Lamine Yamal to anyone.... And Messi has been mentioned. The other day I read some statements. The important thing is to be a good person. Prudence and humility? Calm, tranquillity... He still has a lot to learn".

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