Ahead of Germany vs Japan Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu was asked to name his favourite Spanish player in an interview with Spanish outlet AS. The friendly Tomiyasu responded “Thiago.”
Tomiyasu was clearly surprised to learn about Thiago’s omission from the Liverpool squad.
Journalist: “Thiago Alcantara? He’s not coming to the World Cup.”
Tomiyasu: “He’s not coming?! Sorry, I didn’t know that!”
The Arsenal star was impressive against Liverpool earlier in the season and kept Mohamed Salah quiet. No mean feat.
Liverpool fans will feel justified in their bemusement of Thiago being left at home during the World Cup after the Tomiyasu named him as his favourite Spanish player.