Yeremi Pino’s brilliant progression never ceases to amaze. The young Canarian footballer returns today from his stay with the Under 21 team and he does it with star stripes in “la rojita” after his two performances against Russia and Lithuania. The talented Canarian footballer has taken one more step at the start of the season after to shine with its own light in the year of its debut in the elite. And, with just 18 years old, his margin of progression is still tremendous.
The Villarreal footballer became the great protagonist of the victory of the U21 against Russia after scoring two goals and distributing as many assists. Days later I would return to see the door before Lithuania to confirm himself as the most decisive footballer of the national team. And all this despite being, together with Iván Azón and Joan Karrikaburu, the “youngest” of the group at just 18 years old.
The truth is that these actions have not done more than give continuity to a brilliant start to the course. Days before the player from Gran Canaria stood in the great protagonist of his team by assisting his teammates twice in Villarreal’s draw at the Metropolitano (2-2). An outstanding individual performance that earned him the accolades of Unai Emery: “There is something that is deep inside each player and then there are the qualities. Yeremi can make a game that in 80 minutes is disastrous, but that In the 81st minute he is still looking for the action to come out. That example we have had with him, then, the energy, the hunger, the illusion, the desire that he teaches you when you are in the locker room, you see him train or play, … it makes you think that: “Let’s see how far you can go with this one.”
It already impressed last season
After debuting last season at the age of majority, Yeremi earned the coach confidence to the point of playing 37 games and scoring seven goals. Some of them of notable repercussion like the one that signed before andl Real Madrid in the last league match. Such was his performance that Emery opted for him as a starter in the most important game in the club’s history: lat the end of the Europa League against Manchester United. A fact that allowed him to make history by becoming the youngest Spanish footballer to play in a European final, beating the record of Bojan krkic who played the 2009 European Super Cup with Barcelona on the day he turned 19.
While the club has bet this season on the transfer of other young securities (Fer Niño, Baena, Morlanes, Cuenca or Haissem) in order for them to enjoy minutes, their own Emery has opted for Pino as one more element of the first team. So far it has already been start in two league games as he was in the European Super Cup against Chelsea. Last season Pino signed his first professional contract that binds him to Villarreal until 2024. But his performances are not going unnoticed and it would not be surprising if the blinde club, if possible even more, to its young courage.