Euro 2024: How Yamal’s mother’s dream came through in Spain victory

Euro 2024: How Yamal’s mother’s dream came through in Spain victory

Lamine Yamal has revealed that his mother had a dream he would score at the Euro 2024 championship, which came to pass in Spain’s 2-1 semi-final victory over France on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old found the back of the net in La Roja colours for the very first time with a long range curler that gave goalkeeper Mike Maignan no chance of stopping.

Yamal became the youngest player score in either an Euro or World Cup semi-final, surpassing legendary Brazilian Pele.

“First of all I am really happy for the victory and going to the final, I don’t know if it the best goal of the tournament, but the most special for me as getting to the final of the Euro is super special for me,” the Barcelona starlet said.

“I always said to my mum [I wanted to score] and my mum said it was her dream as well, so my first goal in a semi-final against France – I am so happy about that.”

Yamal continued: “Well, it’s a pride, it’s a dream, after all, every kid dreams to score a goal like this with his national team in such an important moment. It’s a dream that I’m living…. I’m very happy at the end is another record that you are breaking and it’s something incredible. It’s a dream.”

Spain will face either England or the Netherlands for a chance to lift their fourth Euros title in the final on Sunday.

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