Michael 84

Spain Name 24 Man Squad For Euro 2020 – There’s No Place For Sergio Ramos

Football
Monday, 24th May, 2021

Spain Squad For Euro 2020 Announced By Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique has named his 24 man squad for Euro 2020 which is due to kick off in June, and there’s no place for Sergio Ramos.

The squad combines youth with a few old heads. It is the first time in history that a Spain squad for a major competition has been without ANY players from Real Madrid.

This is the squad in full, what has been said about it and my thoughts on the Spain squad for Euro 2020.

The squad has a few surprises in store. From the qualifiers and friendlies, there’s a few names missing, and a new additions which haven’t played of late. Those who are missing are players such as: Sergio Canales, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Iñigo Martinez, Jesus Navas, Nacho and Iago Aspas. Carvajal and Sergio Ramos are also missing, but have been injured.

Players who’ve made the squad which have surprised a few including myself are Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente and Cesar Azpilicueta. Both Eric Garcia and Diego Llorente have barely featured for their clubs, and Azpilicueta has not played for Spain since 2019.

Aymeric Laporte has been included as he switched his nationality to Spanish.

Pablo Sarabia has also been called up which is seen as a surprise by many. Adama Traore has not had the best season, but has also been called up. I have seen him play in a few Spain games, he has done OK.

The good thing about Adama Traore is that he offers something no other player for Spain does, which is his pace and tricks. There’s no doubt he can beat anyone, but the final product is sometimes lacking.

In terms of who’s going to score the goals, Gerard Moreno or Morata will surely battle it out for the traditional “Number 9” position. But it could be that Luis Enrique goes with a false 9, and leaves it up to Ferran Torres to get the goals, since he’s been in such good form.

Here is the squad in full:


Goalkeepers

Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), David de Gea (Manchester United), Robert Sanchez (Brighton).

Defenders

Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Manchester City), Diego Llorente (Leeds), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

Central Midfielders

Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago (Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli),

Forwards

Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolves), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain).


Thoughts On The Squad

Overall I feel indifferent about the squad, but that’s always the case with Spain squads. With such a huge pool talent to pick from, there’s always players who miss out.

It’s sad to see so many players who could or should have been in the list not picked for one reason or another. There’s been a lot of injuries, and lots of players simply out of form or not playing enough.

But I think I would rather have fit players and players in form over big names who may not be fit enough. There’s been plenty of teams pick players who haven’t been fit enough and left someone behind, and it hasn’t turned out great.

Players who’ve missed out this time round who’ve been in previous squads are players such as Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Isco, Saúl, Mikel Merino, Sergi Roberto, Rodrigo, and of course the wonderkid Ansu Fati who suffered injury to name only a few. Those along with the players mentioned above.

Time will tell how the squad fair, will this mix of experience and youth work out for Spain.

Something which is interesting is that UEFA have stated squads can be up to 26 instead of the standard 23 because of the current climate, but Luis Enrique has only named 24.

This could leave the door open to adding 2 players, according to reports Spain can add players up until 48 hours before their first game.


Thanks For Reading...Want More? 🙌

Hi, I'm Michael 👋 I'd love you to subscribe to my newsletter for exclusive content & updates on my blog straight to your inbox. (No spam, I promise!)

You Can Cancel, Anytime! By subscribing, you agree with Revue's Terms and Privacy Policy.

Michael Adams

About Michael

Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

Comments are closed.