Chile manager Ricardo Gareca has told Sheffield United star Ben Brereton Diaz that he needs to learn Spanish so he can become a star for his country under him.

The Chile boss has been speaking to Radio Agricultura regarding the Blades man as they gear up for the next international break.

Brereton Diaz has been in superb form for Sheffield United since arriving on loan at the end of the January transfer window from Villarreal.

He joined the Spanish side in the summer but struggled to establish himself at the club, failing to repeat the performance levels he had shown at Blackburn Rovers that led to him being a desirable free transfer last year.

He’s hit the ground running at Sheffield United, though, quickly establishing himself as a key player with two goals in three Premier League games so far.

If he continues his current form, he will be a shoe-in for Chile’s squad that will take on Albania and France next month.

Gareca is in full preparation for those games and has been meeting players this week as a result, holding a virtual meeting with the Sheffield United man and highlighting one area in particular he wants him to improve in.

“It will be important for him to speak Spanish quickly,” La Cuarta report him saying.

“Because it is the way to communicate, to integrate into the group and it is something predominant.

“(He is) a very kind boy and very predisposed to work. (He) has handled the left sector with diagonals (but) from what we talked about he has no problems playing in the front of the attack.”