Men in Blazers 11/28/23: European Nights with Rory Smith, Presented by New Balance
MESSI. XAVI. INIESTA. ALL MADE IN LA MASIA. And on this week's European Nights presented by New Balance, Rog and New York Time Chief Soccer Correspondent Rory Smith investigate how Barca is once again overflowing with young La Masia products, with the likes of Gavi and Lamine Yamal now mainstays at Camp Nou, filling the shoes of those Barcelona greats. But is a new golden generation emerging in Catalonia, or is this influx of youth talent another byproduct of the club's financial turmoil?
Plus, Rog and Rory deep dive into what's in the water at Real Sociedad, the jewel of the Basque Country, the Spanish region overflowing with football talent. And with Basque managers such as Arsenal's Mikel Arteta, Bournemouth's Andoni Iraola, and Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso now filling up the top flight ranks, what about the Basque Country makes it a breeding ground for high level coaching? All this and more on the latest European Nights with Rory Smith, presented by New Balance.