After many tests and very diverse calls, It seems that Luis Enrique has found his block and his starting eleven type in the Spanish team. An alignment very similar to the one the Asturian designed this Tuesday in the historic beating against Germany, although with some alternatives in various positions. These are the doubts and certainties of the coach in the different positions of the field.
Unai Simón wins the position
Unai Simon overcame another litmus test against Germany to become the main candidate to start at the next European Championship. If the Athletic Club goalkeeper continues to show this level in his club, his chances of being the starting goal for Luis Enrique next summer are very high. The alternative is From Gea, very much to the taste of the coach, but not a Kepa whose poor performances at Chelsea have kept him from starting.
Ramos, Pau and Gayá wait for Carvajal
Although the starting right-back this Tuesday was Sergi Roberto, the favorite for the Euro is Carvajal. The Madrid side is injured and therefore has not entered this call. In the rest of the defense positions there is no doubt: a Pau Torres that every day is more consolidated in La Roja will form, except for surprise, a pair of centrals with Sergio Ramos Y Jose Luis Gayá He is the starting left back for Luis Enrique. His excellent level against Germany was the best news in a day to remember.
Fabián is a titular
Many doubts about who will be the starters in the engine room with seven months to go before the start of the Eurocup. Need to know if Busquets will be able to seat Rodrigo and if Koke is prepared to be a starter in this Selection and snatch Thiago’s job. If he maintains his high level from this start of the season, the mattress could fight for the title. No doubt who will be the third occupant of the Spanish midfield: Fabián Ruiz is a titular.
Ferran, the new star
Álvaro Morata is in the best moment of his career and continue making merits to be the 9 of the Eurocup. Great news for Luis Enrique, who has been testing different forwards for months. Further, Ferran Torres is a favorite to start on the right side, while on the left there is more uncertainty: if Ansu Fati recovers his level after injury is the favorite, but footballers such as Oyarzábal, Adama Traoré and Dani Olmo, among others.
Ansu Fati it deserves a separate space in the fixed lines of Luis Enrique. The young Barcelona footballer was indisputable for Luis Enrique after his emergence in the culé team but his knee injury will keep him out for four months and it will be necessary to see how he recovers from his meniscus problems. Therefore, the extreme is considered a fixed on the left but waiting to know its evolution. If he returns as he left, he will be the starter, but everything is unknown.
In this way, the game against Germany is the eleven that most convinces Luis Enrique with seven months to go before the start of the European Championship. The three ‘fixed’ that would sneak into that lineup would be Carvajal on the right side and Busquets and Thiago Alcántara in the center of the field, despite the fact that there are many months left and everything can change a lot. The good news is that the coach has found a block after many months of testing.