Jordi Amat speaks to La Liga Lowdown on playing under Pochettino and LaudrupMay 12, 2018
La Liga Lowdown return with another incredible interview, this time with Swansea City’s Jordi Amat, who is currently enjoying a loan spell at Real Betis.
The 26-year-old centre-back has already played under several distinguished managers and former players, notably former Barcelona star Michael Laudrup and current Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The latter, who has received plaudits for his work with young talent since moving to England, was the man to give Amat his big break.
Ten years after joining Espanyol as a child, the defender made his debut for the ‘B’ team. Less than 12 months later, he made his first senior appearance at the age of 17.
Games in Catalonia were fleeting, leading to a season at Rayo Vallecano and subsequently and £2.5 million move to Swansea City, where he enjoyed his first taste of European football.
Despite his initial success, including playing nine times in their run to the Last 32 in the Europa League, Amat was knocked down the pecking, managing just eight Premier League appearances in the 2015-16 season.
A year in Betis, however, has revitalised the Spaniard, with the Benito Villamarín outfit on the verge of a place in Europe’s second competition next term.
Find out more about Amat and his journey so far in the above interview by La Liga Lowdown’s David Garrido.