Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique has commented to As on the team’s bid for Euro 2020. With him not including any Real Madrid player, Luis Enrique discusses Spain’s Euro 2020 line-up.
Even Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos was not named in the 24-man squad.
And, as this questions and answers series shows, Luis Enrique discusses Spain’s Euro 2020 line-up:
On the number of players on the squad
“We could have called up 26 players but we decided to take 24, adding only one striker. We don’t want more than 24 to give everyone the feeling they can help the team.”
“I would like to say something about Sergio Ramos. Obviously, he is out of the squad because he has not been able to play in the right conditions since January. It is not an easy decision, I told him yesterday. It was not easy.” “It feels unpleasant because Ramos has always been at the highest level, but I can clearly see that this decision is for the good of the team.”
“Of course, he played at a high level, no doubt. But I wanted to call up 24 players, that’s my decision. There are 3-4 other players who deserve to be called up to the national team.”
On the absence of any and all Real Madrid players in the squad
“If Carvajal and Ramos were fit to play, they would be on the list. I understand that every club wants their players to be represented in the national team but clubs also ask for players not to be called up due to schedules. They are not there because of injuries.”