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Dani Olmo hoping for a senior team call-up

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La Masia product and current Dinamo Zagreb prodigy, Dani Olmo, is impressing with his performances in the Champions League for Dinamo.

The Spanish national team has never been as diversified as it is now.

A historic feat of all eleven starters each playing in different club occured last night.

This is especially impressive considering Barcelona and Real Madrid’s duopoly in Spanish football.

However, the departure of Del Bosque opened the door for various applicants to the national team.

Dani Olmo is among the ones who hope to get the senior team call-up soon.

Olmo is playing for Dinamo, who beat Atalanta 4-0 in the Champions League opener, with the Spaniard doing a terrific job.

This hasn’t gone unnoticed, as Barca scouts are following Olmo for a while now.

Talking to Marca, Olmo opened up about his wishes:

“Hopefully [yes], [as] a young Spanish player’s dream is to wear the senior [side’s] shirt. It is very difficult to be included in the list, but you have to keep working.

“I know that I am at the U21 age group and whenever it comes, no matter the category, I will do my best.”

Asked about what he can improve, the Spaniard didn’t hesitate:

“Everything. I have to improve my left foot when shooting and also shooting and heading.”

Olmo stepped on the spotlight after leading Spain to the title in Under-21 European Championship.

“It was incredible. When the days went by, we realised what we had experienced and it was amazing to go through that with that group.

“[The way] we bounced back against Poland, needing to score three goals and scoring five, these are details that ultimately stay with you and you remember them throughout your life.”

Olmo also reunited with some of his former La Masia teammates in the Under-21 squad.

“It is a pity that Carles [Perez] had to leave the national team camp due to injury, but Ansu is a player with a lot of quality and will be welcome in the group.

“I am very happy for him. I personally know him and his family because I played with his brother [at Barcelona].

“He has to go step by step; his environment is ideal to be calm and with his feet on the ground. He is young, has a lot of room for improvement and has to keep working.”