Photo: West Ham star Diego Poyet Instagrams excitement at international debut

The Spanish-born English-raised son of Gus Poyet is playing for Uruguay at the moment.

It has not been a great month for Gus Poyet, but his son Diego has certainly had a less miserable March.

The 19-year-old midfielder has recently been more involved in the first-team at West Ham but he has also had a good month on the international scene.

His international future has been up for much debate in recent times.

His father played for Uruguay, featuring 26 times for his nation. But Diego was not born there. He was born in Spain and raised in England, for whom he has already featured for the under-17s and under-19s.

However this month he represented Uruguay for the first time in his career.

The teenager played for Uruguay under-20s against France this week at Clairefontaine ahead of upcoming fixtures with Uzbekistan and Portugal this month.

He was clearly pleased with making his debut for his father's homeland, posting this picture on Instagram today celebrating his first cap.


Feliz por el debut / Happy with the debut #UruguaySub20

A photo posted by Diego Poyet (@diegopoyet) on

Of course this does not mean he can never play for England. The game was a friendly and he therefore remains eligible but as he gets older it seems he is starting to edge ever closer to a future with the Uruguayan national team rather than the Three Lions.

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