The print edition of AS (24/03/23 – as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Bryan Gil only withdrew from the Spain squad as a precaution to avoid picking up a serious injury.
Gil was rewarded for his impressive form since his loan move to Sevilla with a recall to the Spain squad for their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Norway and Scotland, with the winger being joined in the 23-man list by Tottenham’s January signing, Pedro Porro.
It would have been a sweet feeling for the 22-year-old after he missed out on the squad for last year’s World Cup.
Unfortunately for Gil, he withdrew from the Spain squad without playing a part in either match, with news emerging on Wednesday that the on-loan Tottenham man had returned to Seville after feeling some discomfort in training.
AS have now elaborated on the 22-year-old’s problem, explaining that he felt some muscle discomfort that prevented him from training with his international teammates.
After running some tests earlier this week, the player himself reportedly decided that it was best for him to withdraw and return to his club.
The publication states that Gil made the decision as he was concerned about the prospect of aggravating the problem.
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While returning to the Spain setup would have meant a lot for Gil, one can understand his precaution as the last thing he would want is to pick up an injury that destroys the momentum he has built over the last couple of months.
The winger would be keen to make a good impression on new Sevilla boss Jose Luis Mendilibar, which he would not be able to do if he is sidelined for a few weeks.
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