Yeremy Pino has worked extremely hard for Villarreal since arriving at Villarreal C in 2019. In that time he’s proven his worth as a valuable attacking option for Unai Emery and now has earned a place with Spain’s senior national side.
Yeremy has already looked great on the field in the red shirt, producing three goals and two assists in two U21 Euro qualifiers for Spain earlier this month. Now, he gets the chance to train with the first team and hopefully get an debut cap with the senior side. Yeremy was an unused substitute when the U21s deputized for a COVID ridden Spain back in June.
He is also off to a strong start in La Liga, despite Villarreal’s general offensive struggles. He has one goal and three assists so far, and has already started seven times for Emery in all competitions.
This is a player that I am just beyond excited about, as I am sure you all are as well. To me, the crucible that produced who he currently is as a player was Villarreal’s loan signing of Take Kubo last year. Yeremy could have easily seen this as a reason to just bide his time and accept he wasn’t going to play, but instead he devoted himself to learning and running Emery’s system better than the more famous loanee and so emphatically beat him out for a spot that Kubo left the club in January. I think Yeremy has a future as bright as any player we’ve produced in recent years, knowing full well that is saying a lot. I’m so proud of his call up to the national team, and I can’t wait to see what he does next!