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Spain Boss Stunned By Fati

Spain manager Luis Enrique was left stunned by 17-year-old Ansu Fati, who made history with his goalscoring display against Ukraine on Sunday night.

Click through the gallery above to see Fati in action in his first start for Spain!

The FC Barcelona teenager became the youngest player in history to start for La Furia Roja, and then became the youngest player to score for Spain in the 32nd minute of their 4-0 win over Ukraine in their UEFA Nations League clash.

After the game, Enrique suggested he was surprised by the African-born winger's confidence, but also recognised that he is relaxed and has his feet firmly on the ground.

"When we choose the squad, we do not look at his age," he said, according to Goal

"That does not mean that we do not have to understand that Ansu Fati will play bad games and will make mistakes many times.

"It is part of his learning, but that self-confidence is not normal.

"Ansu Fati is very happy and has reasons. He is only 17 years old and has to mature, but that in his second game with the national team he dares to do all this...

"He brings hard work and humility. He has trained at an impressive pace and I am glad that he goes home with this joy.

"At his age, it is easy for these highs to go to your head, but he is mature enough to know that the path he is following is the best. He is very calm and humble."

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Fati scored eight goals in 33 games for the Blaugrana in the 2019/20 season.

Are you excited to see what Fati can produce for Barcelona in the upcoming campaign? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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