Is 15-year-old Lamine Yamal ready for first-team debut? Xavi answers

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Is 15-year-old Lamine Yamal ready for first-team debut? Xavi answers

La Masia star Lamine Yamal trained with the first team on Tuesday ahead of the away match against Real Betis. In the pre-match presser, the reporters asked Xavi whether the 15-year-old was ready to be included in the squad list and make his first-team debut.

"No, not yet. We had one spot in the squad free because of Hector Bellerin's departure, so we summoned Lamine up at the last minute. We wanted to have a look at him. In theory, he will not be called up tomorrow," the Barcelona coach said.

It is not the first time that Yamal trains with the first team which is a sign that Xavi has big plans for the youngster. Lamine may not be ready now but perhaps he'll get some minutes in the final games of the season when everything is already decided.

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