Rodrigo Riquelme is making a strong impression in Atletico Madrid. Before that, he had an outstandingly mature 2022/23 season at Girona. After that, Riquleme worked his way back into Diego Simeone’s plans and got his starting position as left-back.
Riquelme’s form caught the attention of coach Luis de la Fuente and he was named in the Spain squad for this FIFA Days.
De la Fuente’s team has won a spot in EURO 2024. However, they will still have two formal matches against Cyprus and Georgia this month.
On Marca, Riquelme shared the honor of wearing the national team shirt for the first time. He said: “Being called up to the national team is the dream of every player. It’s a reward for what I did well at Atletico this season. The club comes first and these are the rewards.”
Meanwhile, two Barca players, midfielder Pedri and left back Alejandro Balde, were not called up this time.
Ngoa Long | 11:42 November 11, 2023