Spain manager Luis Enrique mentioned Leeds United centre-forward Tyler Roberts ahead of an upcoming international fixture against Wales and that should be a colossal boost to his ego.
The 19-year-old is part of the senior Wales squad for matches against Spain and Albania in this current international break.
He’s impressed with three goals in eight games for Leeds so far this campaign and his chances of featuring for the national side have gone up following an injury to Welsh talisman Gareth Bale.
Spain boss Enqirue has highlighted the threat of Roberts ahead of his side’s fixture against Wales on Thursday night, naming him as a dangerous youngster.
“We have analysed Wales with Bale in the team, and he has great speed, but it does not change anything for us,” Enrique said, as quoted by Wales Online.
“They have good, young players, like Tyler Roberts, and we know it will not be easy.”
Enrique hardly went overboard in his praise of the Leeds striker, but the fact he circled his threat should be a major boost for the player.
The Spanish boss is a huge name in football from his playing days with Real Madrid and Barcelona, while he has also won two La Liga titles and one Champions League as a manager with the latter.
Roberts’ reputation as an upcoming talent is certainly beginning to grow with some impressive performances in the Championship and may have an ever better opportunity to shine against a star-studded Spain outfit.