‘I Brought My Homework’: Lamine Yamal Opens Up About His Education Ahead of Euro 2024 With Spain

‘I Brought My Homework’: Lamine Yamal Opens Up About His Education Ahead of Euro 2024 With Spain

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 11, 2024 at 2:36 PM
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  • Lamine Yamal has explained how he juggles school with his football career ahead of playing at UEFA Euro 2024 with Spain
  • The 16-year-old stated he has taken his homework to Spain's camp as he prepares for his first international tournament
  • Meanwhile, he has the opportunity to etch his name in the history books of the competition with many records in sight

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FC Barcelona wonderkid, Lamine Yamal, has shared insights into balancing his education with football as he prepares for his first international tournament with Spain.

Following a stellar breakout season, head coach Luis de la Fuente included the 16-year-old in La Roja's 26-man squad for the upcoming 2024 UEFA European Championship.

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Lamine Yamal looks on during Spain's pre-tournament preparatory game against Northern Ireland on June 8, 2024. Photo by Rafa Babot.
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According to Transfermarkt, Lamine has netted seven goals and provided 10 assists across all competitions for Barcelona during the 2023–24 season.

His remarkable talent and performance have already earned him several records, including becoming the youngest player to score in a European Championship qualifier.

How is Lamine Yamal combining football with school?

With Euro 2024 on the horizon, the La Masia graduate has shared how he balances school with his burgeoning football career.

"I brought my homework here because I'm in the fourth year of ESO," he revealed, as quoted by Centre Goals.

Elaborating on his educational commitments, Lamine mentioned that he takes additional online classes and hopes his tutors won't be displeased with him.

"I have online classes, too, and those are going fine. I hope the teacher doesn’t get mad at me."

4 records Lamine can break at Euro 2024

As reported by Barca Universal, Lamine Yamal is poised to make history if he plays for Spain in the 17th edition of the European Championship in Germany.

1. Youngest Goal-scorer: Yamal could break the record for the youngest scorer in Euros history, set by Johann Vonlanthen at 18 years and 140 days in 2004.

2. Youngest Participant: He also has the chance to become the youngest participant, surpassing Kacper Kozlowski, who played in Euro 2021 at 17 years and 246 days old.

3. Youngest Finalist: If Spain reaches the final and Yamal plays, he could be the youngest finalist, beating Renato Sanches' record of 18 years and 11 months from Euro 2016.

4. Youngest Scorer in a Final: Should Yamal score in the final, he would surpass Pietro Anastasi's record of 20 years and 68 days from Euro 1968.

Lamine Yamal named 'chosen one'

Sports Brief also previously reported that former Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has crowned Lamine Yamal the 'chosen one'.

Xavi, who handed the La Masia graduate his debut start against Real Betis on April 29, 2023, commended the rising star's skills.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.