Since joining Manchester City in January 2018 from La Liga, Aymeric Laporte has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the world.
As a result, why he failed to secure a single call-up to the senior French side has always been a mystery, despite winning several trophies at club level and emerging as one of the the most key players in Pep Guardiola’s team.
However, Aymeric Laporte’s decision to switch allegiance to Spain last year has already seen the defender make 14 appearances in the national colours, while also playing a crucial role in the center of defense en route to Euro 2020 semi-finals.
The Manchester City defender was recently quoted by Estadio Deportivo, as he expressed his joy at being able to prove his worth on the international stage.
“Although I did not achieve the goals which are always to win titles, on a personal level it was one of the best experiences of my life. They made me feel very welcome and they continue to do so.”
Aymeric Laporte continued“I feel at home, we are a family and I am very proud to be part of it, of the phenomenal atmosphere of the team. I am very happy with this experience and to have appreciated the national team so much” , translated and relayed by Sport Witness.
The 27-year-old settled into the team like a duck to water, with his previous experience of Spanish football coming in the form of an eight-year stint with Athletic Bilbao proving extremely handy, it’s the least we can say.
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Moreover, Pep Guardiola’s tactical principles have played a major role in La Roja’s dominance of world football and given Aymeric Laporte’s crucial importance to the Premier League champions system, his transition has been particularly fluid.
While the reasons why Aymeric Laporte never had a fair chance with the France national team remain unknown, it may now be a sight for sore eyes to see one of Europe’s best defenders. to be given the chances he deserves for Spain.
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