Manager provides update after Spurs player limps off during international

Bryan Gil
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Tottenham summer signing Bryan Gil was in action for Spain U21s against Russia on Friday but suffered an injury scare towards the end of proceedings.

The 20-year-old winger captained the side to a comfortable 4-1 win against Russia in their opening European Championship qualifying match. 

Gil put in an impressive shift for La Rojita in what was a routine victory, even notching an assist in the encounter in Almendralejo. 

The Spurs starlet, who made the move to N17 from Sevilla for around £22 million with Erik Lamela heading the other way, concluded his performance in slightly worrying fashion, limping off the field after appearing to pick up a knock.

Spain head coach Luis de la Fuente made the choice to substitute Gil in the 80th minute but provided a more encouraging update on his status following the game.

De la Fuente told reporters in his post-match press conference: “Bryan Gil is fine. He is a player who gives his all, never leaves anything in the tank. He was just very tired, thankfully he hasn’t got a problem.”

Spain continue their qualifying campaign on Tuesday (September 7) with a trip to Lithuania, and de la Fuente will be hoping Gil will be available to make the journey.

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Thankfully for Gil, it appears his injury was just a knock and not too serious. As a very young player still, it is important he isn’t exposed to too much football too soon.

The Spain coach, though, may choose to be conservative and not risk the 20-year-old for their match against Lithuania as a precaution.

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