Spain has dropped their skipper Sergio Ramos from their Euro 2020 squad, the manager Luis Enrique dropped the Madrid skipper following his continued struggle with injury. The 35-year-old defender has been struggling with injury and has only played one game since the end of March.
Spain head coach not picking the player means no Real Madrid player will be playing for Spain in the Euros. The former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique did not pick Real Madrid for the tournament, which will be the first time in their history to go to a tournament without any Real Madrid player.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte who switched his nationality from France to Spain was included in the 24-man squad. He is one of 10 players from the Premier League picked by the manager. The likes of Adama Traore, Robert Sanchez, Diego Llorente all made it to the list.
Speaking on him dropping Ramos, the manager said: “It was a very difficult decision, but he [Ramos] has not been able to play this season and has hardly trained since January,” “I called him yesterday [Sunday] – it was hard, difficult. “I feel bad because he is very professional and he helps the national team a lot. And he can still help it in the future. But I have to look for the best for the squad.”
Luis Enrique’s 24-Man Spain Euro List
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)
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Rodri (Manchester City), Pedri (Barcelona), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Fabian Ruiz (Napoli), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
Forwards: Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Adama Traore (Wolves), Pablo Sarabia (Paris St-Germain)