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Iñigo Martínez, Albiol, Mikel Merino, Soler, Brais Méndez, Fornals and Abel Ruiz, news in a call that does not have four of the six players who made the Eurocup-Olympic Games double
There is no room for controversy. Luis Enrique, conciliator, has finally yielded and will give rest to four of the six footballers who made the Eurocup-Olympic Games double this summer and who arrive at the initial stretch of the season very overloaded with matches, causing their clubs suspicions about a Selection window that is seen as a threat to their physical integrity but that also represents an important test for Spain in order to put its classification for the Qatar World Cup in 2022 on track.
These are times back to school, as recognized by Luis Enrique in the video with which the call was announced. Gone is the summer, but for some the summer period has not been on vacation, but on work squared. Pedri, Pau Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal and Dani Olmo, four leading footballers in both the Eurocup and the Games, will have two weeks off to the joy of Barça, Villarreal, Real Sociedad and RB Leipzig and therefore will not be in the duels against Sweden in Nordic lands, Georgia in the New Badajoz Nursery and Kosovo in Pristina. Nor do Diego Llorente, Thiago Alcántara or Fabián Ruiz repeat with respect to the Eurocup, since there are seven novelties in a list in which Iñigo Martínez, who resigned from the Eurocup, break out, Albiol, Mikel Merino, Soler, Brais Méndez, Fornals and Abel Ruiz .
The only line in which there is nothing new is the goal, where the incombustible Unai Simón, David de Gea and Robert Sánchez follow. In defense only two novelties with respect to the eight members of the rear in the Euro: they hold the four full-backs -Jordi Alba, Gayà, Azpilicueta and the joker Marcos Llorente- and in the center are Laporte and Eric García -the Barça center-back does not have rest after a season with very few games at Manchester City – and Iñigo Martínez and Albiol, two old acquaintances, enter.
Already in the center of the field Busquets and Koke remain, two of the fixed in the Eurocopa, along with Rodri, with the news of Mikel Merino, Carlos Soler and Brais Méndez. Finally, in the offensive plot, the two specific forwards, Morata and Gerard Moreno, repeat, as well as Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré and Sarabia, while Fornals and Abel Ruiz join, a fixture in the sub-21 in recent times but perhaps the big surprise on the list.