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Barcelona starlet Thiago slams England U21 nobodies

Cocky Barcelona midfielder Thiago has slammed England U21 ahead of tomorrow's clash with Spain.

Thiago has branded England's starlets as nobodies.

The Barcelona rookie said: "The only players we've heard of are Jack Wilshere and Micah Richards - and they're not even here.

"That is good news for us because they are good players. Richards is a very good defender, while Wilshere is probably the best footballer in the whole team. The fact they will not be playing is a positive thing for us because we've not really heard of any of the players."

Trappy Thiago also insisted Spain will win as they play better football - even though the Young Lions are No 1 in their age group.

He said: "They can be a dangerous team for us. Every time Spain play England at any level it is difficult for us.

"But we expect to play well and win. We can beat them because we play better football.

"We have different styles of play. We are very technical and pass the ball more, whereas England are very direct."

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