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Despite his young age Gavi is no stranger to setting records. "I had never thought about the records that I have set the last few days. It is source of pride," explained the Barça midfielder in an interview with Spanish TV station La 1.
Youngest player to score on his World Cup debut, youngest player to score and youngest player to appear for Spain in the tournament are the latest records to be set by the 18 year old. Gavi, with his goal against Costa Rica, become the youngest player to score in World Cup since 1958, another source of pride for the youngster: "It's a proud moment to be associated with Pelé, one of the best in the history of football."
When the previous World Cup took place in 2018 in Russia, Gavi was just 13 years of age. "In football, everything happens quickly. I had never imagined myself playing in a World Cup," said the teenager.
Spain's 7-0 win over Costa Rica will be remembered for Gavi's contribution. "The coach from the start told us to be focused. Luis Enrique always wants us at full gas until the very last minute," said Gavi.
"The result reflected the way we played. We can do a lot," he continued before adding that keeping his cool out on the field is one thing the Spain coach has told him to work on, 'something I have to improve' said the midfielder, showing a maturity beyond his eighteen years.