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Zubimendi lets himself be loved by Barça in his first call-up with Spain

Published:21/03/2023 - 21:50h

Updated:21/03/2023 - 21:50h

Martín Zubimendi faces his first call-up with Spain in the double round of qualifying for Euro 2024. In an interview with 'SPORT', the midfielder made clear his admiration for Xavi and Busquets, as well as his desire to play alongside Gavi

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Xavi Hernández has very clear that Martín Zubimendi is, to these heights, the ideal relief for Sergio Busquets if the captain decides to leave in summer. The own thinks Luis de la Fuente, the one who has included to the player of the Real Sociedad in his first international announcement with the firm intention to cover the gap left by 'Busi' after his retreat of 'The Red'. In an interview with 'SPORT', the donostiarra did not hide his admiration by the '5', as well as his wish to share changing room beside Gavi.

"I am happy that players of the size of Busquets fix in players like me. It has been a referent, is the one who more knows. That it quote me, it puts me very happy", said the player of 24 years, the one who considers to Sergio like his main referent. "When comparing me with 'Busi', any would come off badly. "We share position, but at the same time are very different. Busquets is the best in the his. I to my way will try to do my way, the comparisons can be here but do not centre me in them", added.

The interest of Xavi and his admiration by Gavi open the door of face to the summer

Likewise, Martín Zubimendi took advantage of to value the praises received by part of the technician egarense. "That people like Xavi, that has won it all, that is of which more knows, speak of me already is reason to be happy". Nevertheless, it cleared that, for now, his priority is to be still in the Real Sociedad, club in which it formed . "It would be illogical not thinking in another thing that was not the Real Sociedad, are doing a big season and am very happy", argued the mediocentro.

On the other hand, the '3' of the Real Sociedad expressed his admiration by Gavi in his first international announcement. "It is a very complete player. So much in the offensive, with the quality that has, and in the defensive, that is an animal. We know how it runs, it goes to the crash and now want to enjoy him of mate. Only we had coincided in direct clashes. We carry only two days, have win to know him more and will have time to do it", commented Martín.

The clause of Zubimendi, a 'bargain' for the summer

The mediocentro renewed with the group 'txuri urdin' until June of 2027, but his clause keeps on being accessible to comparison of other players of his age (60 million euros). In this sense, Zubimendi cleared that, for the moment, does not concern him his future and expects a calm summer, in spite of the rumours. "Further of the clause, when somebody wants to be in a club, the clause gives the same. I think that it is a clause balanced with all the appearances that gathered the agreement. At all more than this", commented.

On the possible interest of clubs like the Arsenal in the last market, Martín cleared that it never had intention to go out in January. "I said him to my representative that did not want to listen at all, and less in winter", sentenced the donostiarra, the one who aims to form a double pivote beside Rodri in the debut of Spain in the eliminatory for the next Eurocopa.

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