Brais Méndez has become one of the key players at Celta Vigo this season with three goals and two assists in seven starts for the Vigo team. Méndez could make his debut for Spain’s national team when they play against Croatia later this week after he surprisingly got a call-up from Luis Enrique.
The 21-year-old Méndez has quickly become one of the most hyped young Spanish talents. Last season Méndez had 12 starts in La Liga, slowly getting experience on the first team. However, this season the midfielder has been one of Celta´s key profiles, even though the Galician club is going through a hard time with just one win in the last nine games. Which also meant that the club fired Antonio Mohamed yesterday.
Méndez usually plays as a right midfielder in Celta, but in the future, he could easily be playing as their number 10. The young player has all of the skills to become a lethal playmaker, as he is very good at holding the ball and has a great understanding of the game. In the weekend, he was also causing trouble for Real Madrid both scoring a goal and making an assist in Celta´s 4-2 loss.
Méndez joined Celta Vigo´s youth setup in 2012 and started playing for their B team in 2014. The Celta player also has seven games for Spain’s youth national teams, and maybe later this week, he could have made his debut for Enrique´s troops on the big stage. Could Méndez be Spain´s new number 10? He definitely has the potential.