Deulofeu scores in Spain U21s romp

Saturday, 17 June, 2017 41comments  |  Jump to most recent
Gerard Deulofeu captained the side and reported new Everton signing Sandro started for Spain U21s in the European Championships match against Macedonia this evening.

Deulofeu spurned a good chance at 1-0 but his blushes were spared by a brilliant goal from Asensio just moments later.

The Everton winger atoned from the spot not long afterwards when he made it 3-0 and after he departed in the second half, Asensio completed his hat-trick with 18 minutes left to make it five.

Sandro was also substituted a minute later.  

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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:44:48
Deulofeu and Sandro in the starting XI.

"New Everton striker, Sandro, starts" according to Sky commentator.

Kim Vivian
2 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:49:13
Watching Deulofeu with interest tonight. I like Del and think we will regret his departure if he actually goes.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:55:50
Wow. Sign that Saul!
Seamus McCrudden
4 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:56:41
Fuckin hell! We'd better sign El Overheadkickio too!
Colin Glassar
5 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:57:24
Kim, he's being forced out. Brilliant goal from Saul.
Brent Stephens
6 Posted 17/06/2017 at 19:57:53
The conversion of Saul!
Brent Stephens
7 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:02:46
And another brilliant goal.
Seamus McCrudden
8 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:04:46
Deulofeu as frustrating as ever.
Brent Stephens
9 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:05:51
Terrible passing from Del boy.
Colin Glassar
10 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:06:28
I don't think Sandro has touched the ball yet.
Kim Vivian
11 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:21:04
Deulofeu scores. Penalty.
Jim Knightley
12 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:21:44
Guys - what channel is this on?
Brent Stephens
13 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:22:18
Sky Sports.
Colin Glassar
14 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:22:24
3-0 Spain (Sandro still hasn't touched the ball). Frightening quality from the Spanish.
Brent Stephens
15 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:24:28
Colin, Sandro gave a pass from the wing after about 10 mins. A headed chance later. And now 2 excellent touches.
Jim Knightley
16 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:25:24
Cheers - something else was showing on my listings for some reason.
Kim Vivian
17 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:25:50
See that a couple of mins ago, Colin?
Colin Glassar
18 Posted 17/06/2017 at 20:30:24
Macedonia have some very decent players tbh.
Colin Glassar
19 Posted 17/06/2017 at 21:10:21
Sandro has been a complete non-entity in this game so far.
Colin Glassar
20 Posted 17/06/2017 at 21:23:02
Hard to judge Sandro on tonight's performance. Very little service to feed on.
Kim Vivian
22 Posted 17/06/2017 at 21:26:46
I thought Sandro worked hard and put himself into some good positions but as you say, Colin, didn't get the service. Deulofeu a bit random...
Aaron Boyle
23 Posted 17/06/2017 at 21:50:18
Deulofeu was poor. I think he's walking on thin ice; we could see the last of him after this tournament. His link-up play was terrible as well.

Sandro had limited service; too early to judge.

Gavin Johnson
24 Posted 17/06/2017 at 22:11:06
I wonder if there's any way back for Deulofeu now and whether he'd stay even if he was in Koeman's plans?!

Personally I'd like him to stay and compete with Bolasie as our right winger.

Gary Willock
25 Posted 17/06/2017 at 22:55:25

Holgate, Williams, Keane;
Schneiderlin, Gueye;
Deulofeu, Sandro, Klaassen;
Lukaku (World Cup year – ya never know)


Browning, Funes Mori, Galloway;
Besic, McCarthy;
Dowell, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman;
AN Other

With Pennington, Kenny, Barry, Williams and Tarashaj as options to change and bring in.

Life is good – enjoy Spurs, Ross!

Gary Willock
26 Posted 17/06/2017 at 23:00:29
Don't forget Bolasie, Leighton and Seamus and the 1-2 extra we'll get (hopefully). Good time to be Blue!
Gary Willock
28 Posted 17/06/2017 at 23:12:58
Can't believe I missed Tom! Sorry gents.
Kieran Fitzgerald
29 Posted 18/06/2017 at 07:27:41
At this stage I would look to keep Deulofeu. We don't have any other creativity in the midfield. I know the transfer window has only just opened but until we get quality in, we may need to keep him.
Gary Willock
30 Posted 18/06/2017 at 08:34:59
Playing fantasy football, on a Saturday night in Mid June after a few scoops too many, and whilst clearly in no fit state to even count! :)

Just a little bit excited about where we are heading I guess! Really do believe that with 2-3 more additions (still very light up front) we'll have a squad capable of almost anything.


Dave Abrahams
31 Posted 18/06/2017 at 08:53:56
Sandro has only played four or five times for the Spanish U23s. Maybe that is the reason he wasn't in the game as much; he certainly put himself about and in position to receive the ball.

Let's see him in an Everton shirt and what he can do for us – he will at the very least bring plenty of movement to the team, something some of the present players don't even think about doing.

Paul Newton
32 Posted 18/06/2017 at 09:28:45
I wonder what Deulofeu would have said to Sandro about the club. They must surely have talked about it. Hopefully nothing offputting.
Dave Williams
33 Posted 18/06/2017 at 09:55:09
I should think Sandro's head is all over the place at the moment – moving to live and work in a foreign country at a mere 21 years old – if it was me I certainly wouldn't be able to focus on an under 23 game at the end of a long season in Spain!

All these new boys will need time to settle in and acclimatise. They look class players (no pun intended) and are the right age too. We all need to have trust in Walsh and his team and encourage the new players. With a bit of luck, they will come good.

I don't see Deulofeu being part of it – moments of brilliance but a liability for the rest of the time.

Drew O'Neall
34 Posted 18/06/2017 at 10:56:19
Put yourself in Sandro's shoes. You're having a think and you speak to Deulefeo and Robles about what the club and Koeman's like..

While we are all excited about the prospect of Sandro and the others we have signed, they are also all gambles and unproven at the level of Lukaku and indeed Barkley for that matter.

I'd like to see some established quality brought in to command the centre forward position at least. A Carlos Bacca type would be acceptable to offset the risk of these youngsters. Or alternatively, telling Rom he's going nowhere until at least next year. The former solution being preferred due to Lukaku's lack of teamwork in a rebuilding phase.

Colin Glassar
35 Posted 18/06/2017 at 11:05:09
Paul, Gerry has always spoken very highly of the club, players and fans and seemed settled in Liverpool. The fact that Ronald didn't/doesn't rate him I don't think would lead him to be talking shite behind our backs. I hope not anyway.
Andy Meighan
36 Posted 18/06/2017 at 11:55:29
Still some of our fans burning a torch for Deulofeu. Just accept Koeman doesn't rate him and has probably seen him for what he is – a complete waste of space, a diver, and the unfittest footballer I've ever seen in my life. He's not coming back. He's fucking useless, end of.
Dermot Byrne
37 Posted 18/06/2017 at 14:27:51
Jesus it comes to something when we start worrying about what one kid says to another. Is there a site where alleged chats are posted?

"Hi, how ya doing Gerry?"

"Not so bad"

LATEST: Deulofeu Not Fully Happy Shock

Graeme Hodgkinson
38 Posted 18/06/2017 at 21:12:40
Gary Willock – no Davies, Mirallas or Barkley in either line-up?
Joseph Terrence
40 Posted 19/06/2017 at 01:12:19
Barcelona will trigger Deulofeu's buy-back clause. Everton to receive £10.5m.
Colin Metcalfe
41 Posted 19/06/2017 at 02:06:01
Where did you see that, Joeseph? Has that been officially confirmed by Barcelona?
Joseph Terrence
42 Posted 19/06/2017 at 02:35:32
Colin, Paul Joyce tweeted it and he is one of the few reliable journalists.
Jamie Sweet
43 Posted 19/06/2017 at 02:57:58
Bye bye, Geri. Thanks for the memory.
Phil Sammon
44 Posted 19/06/2017 at 03:14:51
Depends if he wants to go of course. Does he fancy a season on Barca's bench? They can't loan him.

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